Money for Foster, if We Fight For It

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) wants to give us money, but the competition is tough. Their current round of state transportation project funding has identified three projects directly relevant to our Foster neighborhoods, and we’re only going to stand out from the many other projects on the list if we can make our voice heard. That’s where you come in.

Below the project descriptions on this page are three forms, one for each Foster-area project. Please consider filling your contact information and letting ODOT know your interest in seeing one (or all) of these projects funded.

For more information on these projects, and to see what other projects they may be competing against, check out ODOT’s official pages for “Enhance” Projects and “Fix-it” Projects.


$2.5 Million for the Foster Road Streetscape Plan
SafeCrossingThis project adds to the funding needed to build the Foster Transportation and Streetscape Plan. The update to the plan is still under development, but we know we’ll need more funding to make it a reality. This grant is specifically for:

  • Pedestrian safety crossing improvements
  • Bus stop improvements
  • Signal upgrades
  • Bike parking, facilities and crossing improvements along Foster.

To support this project, email STIPEnhanceAppsRegion1@odot.state.or.us directly, or fill out the form below to have an email generated and sent for you:

Support ODOT Funding for Foster
  1. (required)
  2. (valid email required)
 

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$2.0 Million for signal and safety improvements up and down 82nd Avenue in the Foster area.

TrafficLightsThis project upgrades old signals to modern technology for increased safety, reliability, and lower-cost maintenance. Specific foster-area signals are:

  • SE Raymond
  • SE Foster
  • SE Woodstock Blvd
  • SE Flavel

This also asks for safety improvements at SE Francis St, SE Center St, SE Gladstone St, SE Boise St, SE Cora St, SE Holgate Blvd.

To support this project, email Jeffrey.A.Flowers@odot.state.or.us directly, or fill out the form below to have an email generated and sent for you:

Support ODOT Funding for 82nd Avenue Signals
  1. (required)
  2. (valid email required)
 

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$1.25 Million for the I-205 path bridge crossing Johnson Creek.

I205_JohnsonCreekThis project would design and construct a pedestrian bridge and related improvements on the I-205 shared use path. Currently, the path routes to an intersection crossing at 92nd & Flavel, which is more out of the way and less safe for north/southbound travelers than a direct bridge connection would be.

To support this project, email STIPEnhanceAppsRegion1@odot.state.or.us directly, or fill out the form below to have an email generated and sent for you:

Support ODOT Funding for the I-205 Path
  1. (required)
  2. (valid email required)
 

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6 Responses to Money for Foster, if We Fight For It

  1. Terah Beth says:

    Thanks so much for the article! Much appreciated…we gotta fight for our right to have safe crosswalks (and party)!

  2. Terah Beth says:

    ooops, I think you forgot to add this to the “$1.8 Million for signal improvements up and down 82nd Avenue in the Foster area.”

    F-SP3 Safety OR213: 82nd Avenue
    Includes SE Francis St, SE Center St, SE Gladstone St, SE Boise St (signalized), SE Cora St, SE Holgate Blvd (signalized). / High percentage turning and rear end crashes
    along this segment. High number of access related turning crashes. ( Intersection improvements, install median traffic
    separator to improve access related crashes, improve
    signing on mainline, improve crosswalk delineation at
    SE Holgate St. $ 200,000)

  3. Clarence L. Smith says:

    Why are we pitching for this “Support ODOT Funding for the I-205 Path” when it’s not in our area? I have been there in the past and ODOT screwed the pooch when they did that area in the first place.

    My opinion on Foster they need to remove those “yellow-orange” dim street lights and replace them with brighter whiter lights so it’s easier to see persons dressed in dark clothes walking across the street in front of you at night.

    • Nick FalboNick Falbo says:

      The I-205 path connects to Foster is an important connection for neighbors headed south.

      The improvement itself is in the Lents neighborhood, which is definitely a Foster United neighborhood.

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