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More Lighting for I-205 Bike/Pedestrian Path

federal stimulus funds add lighting along the path

Crews begin work adding new lighting along the I-205 Multi-Use Path

Crews have added new lighting along the I-205 Multi-Use Path from Foster Road in Portland to Sunnyside Road in Clackamas County.

TriMet and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) dedicated federal stimulus funds to improve approximately 6 miles of the I-205 Multi-Use Path from Foster Road in SE Portland to Gladstone in Clackamas County.

The addition of more lighting has increased visibility, access and safety through several neighborhoods along this major bike and pedestrian path and will encourage more people to ride their bikes and walk to transit.

The project was funded with federal stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), including $1.3 million from TriMet. It created about two dozen jobs, including calling five people back to work and preventing six layoffs.

Construction details

The general contractor for the project was South Corridor Constructors. There were two subcontractors: Team Electric and Knife River.