|Bill aims to bring Oregon's 'orphan highways' under local control|
|Taking control of Oregon's 'orphan highways'||These jurisdictional transfers are really designed to find out what jurisdiction can best take care of the road|
Story by Chris McGinness - Story Source
|Published on Thursday April 15, 2021 - 5:08 AM|
Just last weekend, a pedestrian was killed crossing Northeast 82nd Avenue near Wygant Street.
There's a bill going through the Oregon Legislature right now, House Bill 2744, that would help transition that road, and many like it, into local control. Supporters say it's a safety and livability issue.
Neighbours don't feel safe crossing the road.
The community around 82nd Avenue has grown enormously in population and diversity since it was once deemed "Portland city limits." The need for maintenance and safety improvements is glaring: Six of Portland's 30 most dangerous intersections are located along 82nd Avenue.