Trolley Trail

Updates

July 2, 2012

Construction Alert

Trolley Trail closes between Park Ave and River Rd: July 2, 2012 through 2014

June 19, 2012

NCPRD is hosting a Trail Watch informational session on Thursday, June 28, 2012 6:30 PM-7:30 PM at the Oak Grove Fire District Meeting Room, 2930 Southeast Oak Grove Boulevard, Milwaukie, OR 97267. Please attend to learn more about being involved with the new 6-mile regional trail!

May 15, 2012

Trolley Trail Celebration Scheduled for June 2nd

Clackamas County and its partners will celebrate completion of the Trolley Trail on June 2nd from 10:00AM - 11:30AM at Oak Grove Elementary School located at 2150 Torbank Road, Milwaukie. This is a free event open to the public with fun activities for kids, information about the trail, entertainment, a guided walk and more. Please join us!

Final Construction Activities

Following the June 2nd celebration, minor work will continue to finish the trail improvements. The trail will remain open while the following activities take place:

  • Final landscaping work throughout the trail
  • Final striping work throughout the trail
  • Speed tables (speed bumps) to be installed at Concord, Vineyard, and Naef intersections between mid-May and the beginning of June. This may result in intermittent traffic delays.
  • Sidewalk ramps at Jennings will be completed.

December 22, 2011

NOTICE OF SCHEDULE CHANGE.

Substantial completion of the Trolley Trail has been delayed until March 2012, with minor clean-up work continuing through the spring.

The new completion date is a result of delays caused primarily by the wetter than normal spring that left soils saturated. As a result, many of the trail segments were too wet to effectively work until June. During the course of construction the project also uncovered some unanticipated utility issues that resulted in a need for design changes that slowed the construction schedule.

NCPRD has worked with contractor to revise the work schedule to complete the project as soon as possible. The revised schedule will be reviewed and updated on a weekly basis to determine if there are items that can be completed sooner or that could be completed in wet weather with cost effective, alternate designs.

UPDATE ON CURRENT AND PROJECTED WORK STATUS.

The contractor is currently working on Segment 1 (Kellogg Creek to River Road) which is expected to be complete in late February with the exception of the planting that will be completed on the entire trail at one time.

A second crew has started work on Segment 8 (Jennings to Glen Echo) to install drainage improvements followed by grading and paving.

A third crew is anticipated to begin work in late December or early January starting at Park Ave and working south toward Jennings Ave to complete items such as curbs, bollards and safety signage on each segment. This work is weather dependent and will be completed as efficiently as possible.

Speed bumps at Vineyard, Roethe and Concord and permanent striping will be completed in the spring when paving and striping weather resumes.

If you have questions or want to be added to the project email notification list, please send an email to parks@co.clackamas.or.us or via the Contact tab on this website.

October 21, 2011

Trolley Trail: An Update and Citizen Questions from the Website.

Click here to download the citizen questions and answers.

October 20, 2011

Please be advised that Trolley Trail construction is beginning from Kellogg Creek to River Road in Milwaukie (Segment 1 of the trail). As part of the work, construction contractor Elting Northwest Inc. will start work on Highway 99E (McLoughlin Boulevard), from Kellogg Creek to 22nd Avenue in the next two weeks. This will include single-lane closures of the southbound travel lane closest to the curb.  Work is expected to take about 30 days to complete. If you need to travel south on 99E  between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. expect some delays or take an alternate route.

Thanks for your attention. Pardon any inconvenience during this time.  If you have questions or want to be added to the project email notification list, contact Pam Girtman (503-742-4353) or emailparks@co.clackamas.or.us. Visit www.hhpr.com/trolleytrail for more information about the trail project.

October 3, 2011

Trolley Trail: An Update and Citizen Questions from the Website.

Click here to download the citizen questions and answers.

September 29, 2011

Trolley Trail Advisory

Several homes have driveways that parallel the Trolley Trail. They have requested that members of the public not park on their driveways when walking on the trail. Please honor their wishes. Stringfield Family Park (3614 SE Naef Rd., Milwaukie) is available for parking.

Be attentive to crews along the nearly six-mile Trolley Trail construction project. Those walking their dogs are encouraged to take their bags of waste back home - rather than leaving them somewhere on or along the trail.

September 26, 2011

September 14, 2011

This project has been in the works for nearly a decade with extensive public input. The trail will be constructed following the approved final design and the only changes expected are those that are necessary.

When walking your pet, remember to bring your own dog bags and dispose of your garbage at home or in the appropriate locations. There are also trash receptacles available at Stringfield Park off Naef Road in Oak Grove. Leave the construction items alone during construction.

Additional construction information may be posted on the project website at  www.hhpr.com/trolleytrail or sent via this changing e-mail distribution list. Information will also be provided to community groups, and on occasion mailed to interested parties. To be included on the e-mail list, send contact information to parks@co.clackamas.or.us  or call 503-742-4353.

Construction is by its nature disruptive – and thank you for your patience. There will continue to be trail closures and street detours during the course of the work. 

Feel free to share this information with anyone you think might have an interest. Thank you.

 

August 26, 2011

Courtney open after Trolley Trail closure

Courtney Avenue reopened ahead of schedule on Aug. 25, according to NCPRD officials. Construction of the Trolley Trail prompted the closure. 

Work on the trail between Park Avenue and Courtney  will begin in the coming weeks.  Work continues in the areas already currently under construction.  Three trees north of Vineyard will be removed in September.  NCPRD attempted to save them, but they were deemed not healthy and pose a safety risk to neighbors and trail users.

Neighbors and visitors are reminded to be careful while traveling around the trail construction areas. 

 Thanks for your patience.

August 10, 2011

Road closure for Trolley Trail construction

Courtney Avenue – from Lee Avenue to Rupert Drive – will be closed to through traffic from Monday, Aug. 15, to Monday, Aug. 29. This is part of the Trolley Trail construction project.

For more information on the Trolley Trail, call 503-742-4353.

July 14, 2011

You are invited to a meeting on the light rail project on Monday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Milwaukie Grange Hall (12015 SE 22nd Avenue).

It is sponsored by the City of Milwaukie and Tri Met.

Come ask questions and hear a presentation on the segment from River Road to Park Avenue.

June 2, 2011

Trolley Trail construction will continue between Courtney and Concord (segments 4 and 5). The contractor expects to begin work installing stormwater drainage on segment 6 (from Concord to Boardman) the week of June 6.

For more information or to comment on the project, call 503-742-4353 or e-mail the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District at parks@co.clackamas.or.us.

Thanks for your continued patience during the project!

May 10, 2011

North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) and construction crews are putting signs up to let pedestrians, bikers and drivers know to watch out for them. “Trail closed – No admittance” signs, which are being put up this week, refer people to the website at www.hhpr.com/trolleytrail. They also encourage people to drive cautiously through the construction area.

Pedestrians are encouraged to stay clear of the crews and from the construction site as well. This is for the safety of the public as well as for seeing that the project moves along as quickly as possible.

Call 503-742-4353 for more information.

April 27, 2011

North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) requests your patience during the early construction phases of the Trolley Trail.

Elting Northwest of Gladstone is currently working on construction along section 4 of the Trail – on Arista from Courtney to just north of Creighton Avenue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask that you keep the following points in mind as you move throughout the area:

  • There will be lane closures and limited delays during weekdays. Try to avoid areas that may have construction crews on them.
  • The contractor will be in direct contact with residents as they proceed with street improvements.
  • Grading of curbs, sidewalks and driveways will be proceeding in the coming weeks on the east side of Arista. Crews will be completing about 300 feet a day.
  • Concrete work is weather dependent. Be especially mindful of the construction crews in the area when weather is dependable.
  • Be cautious on area roadways. Remember pedestrian safety while traveling through the neighborhood and surrounding streets.
  • During construction, vehicles may be parked along Arista Drive and neighboring sidestreets since some neighbors may be without driveways for as much as a week.

As always, thanks for your care in driving through the construction area. It’s six miles long. If you have questions or concerns, call Pam Girtman at 503-742-4353 or e-mail parks@co.clackamas.or.us

April 7, 2011

Please be advised...

Work on the Trolley Trail continues – amidst the rain

North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District, Clackamas County and other partners are working on the Trolley Trail. The work is happening on the double Aristas (from Creighton to Concord). The signs are out, the erosion control is under way and rains are falling.

The Trolley Trail is an approximately six-mile bike and pedestrian trail that connects neighborhoods from downtown Milwaukie to the City of Gladstone and beyond.

The trail, beginning construction now, will follow the historic streetcar right of way that ran in the area from 1893 until 1968. Construction is expected to be completed by late fall.

If you have questions, contact Pam Girtman (503-742-4353 or parks@co.clackamas.or.us).

March 8, 2011

North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District, Clackamas County and other partners are working together to build the future Trolley Trail. The Trolley Trail is about six miles of bike and pedestrian trail that connects neighborhoods from downtown Milwaukie to the City of Gladstone and beyond. The trail, beginning construction now, will follow the historic street right of way that ran in the area from 1893 until 1968. Construction is expected to be completed by late fall.

You are invited to a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at Stringfield Family Park, one of the points along the trail, 3614 SE Naef Road.

Questions or concerns? Contact Pam Girtman at 503-742-4353 or parks@co.clackamas.or.us.

See you at the grand opening this fall!

February 7, 2011

After many years of planning and hundreds of hours of public involvement, the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District is pleased to announce that the ground breaking for the much anticipated Trolley Trail project is starting.  The construction contract is in the processes of being awarded by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT),who is managing the contract due to federal funding, to Elting Construction of Gladstone.   

Some citizens and businesses may be taken by surprise that the construction of the Trolley Trail is actually starting.  However, this project has been actively in the works for nearly a decade with extensive public input.  Many citizens are extremely excited for the trail to be built.    The trail will be constructed to the approved final design and the only changes anticipated are those that may come about once construction begins and the conditions on the ground. 

One of the first actions to be done in the coming weeks is the clearing of some trees and underbrush (including blackberry) which could serve as migratory bird nesting areas.  If these are not cleared before the beginning of the migration season (around March 1) the project could be delayed months until the end of the migration period.  Last week NCPRD staff walked the trail with ODOT staff, consultants from Harper Houf Peterson Righellis (the project engineer) and staff from  the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the USDA.  The purpose was to identify trees and brush to be cleared as necessary to avoid significant delays.  Where it is not feasible or desirable to clear trees and brush, APHIS will provide migratory bird harassment techniques to limit nesting in these areas.  Completion of the vegetation clearing will also allow the contractor to “hit the ground running” as soon as they receive their notice to proceed from ODOT.    

Then the dog stations, trash receptacles, signage will be removed prior to construction.  Please remember to bring your own dog bags and to dispose of your garbage at home or at appropriate locations.  There are trash receptacles available at Stringfield Park off Naef Road in Oak Grove.  Lastly, the concrete barriers that prevent vehicles from driving down the trail corridor will be moved during construction. 

The project is currently anticipated to take about nine months to build.  It is expected that the contractor will generally build the trail in segments.  The exact sequencing is not available yet but will be shared when details are known.   NCPRD will be working to provide timely construction updates to the community and interested parties as possible during the course of the project.  Construction information will be posted on the project website at  www.hhpr.com/trolleytrail or sent via an e-mail distribution list.  Information will also be provided to community groups, and on occasion mailed to interested parties.  To be included on the e-mail list, please send contact information to parks@co.clackamas.or.us  or call 503-742-4353.

Construction is a dynamic process and by its nature disruptive.   There may be trail closures and street detours during the course of the work.   Your patience, cooperation and understanding during this time is greatly appreciated. 

Please feel free to share this information with anyone you think might have an interest.  Thank you.

November 2010

Land surveyors from HHPR are preparing to begin a preconstruction survey for the development of the Trolley Trail. This is being done in preparation for construction in 2011.   You should expect to see field crews working  along the trail corridor in late November and part of December. 

September 2010

North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District, Clackamas County, and ODOT are completing final engineering plans to build the Trolley Trail. Construction was planned to begin in August of 2010, however it was delayed due to the need for additional permit and plan reviews, as well as right of way approvals. The project is expected to be bid through ODOT in the fall 2010 and construction should begin in 2011.

February 2010

Click here to download the February 2010 Newsletter.

January 2010

Trolley Trail plans are ready for review
North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District, Clackamas County and other partners are working together to design and build the future Trolley Trail. The Trolley Trail is an approximate 6-mile bike and pedestrian trail that connects neighborhoods from downtown Milwaukie to the City of Gladstone and beyond. The trail, expected to begin construction in August, will follow the historic streetcar right-of-way that ran in the area from 1893 until 1968. Construction is expected to take about one year.

You are invited to a meeting hosted by the Citizens Informed and Aware (CIA) to view advanced plans for the project on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Rose Villa Senior Living Community, 13505 SE River Rd., Oak Grove, Oregon. Please do not park in the Rose Villa parking lots. Parking is available on either side of River Road or in the lot across River Road from Rose Villa.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Michelle Healy (503-742-4356 or michellehea@co.clackamas.or.us). You can also check the website www.clackamas.us/ncprd.

Community-provided information about this and other local area projects is available via e-mailthelma.haggenmiller@msn.com or call Thelma at 503-659-5590.

March 2009

Trolley Trail is currently at 60 percent design completion. Plans were submitted to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for review in April. The environmental documentation (e.g., environmental assessment, wetland permits), geotechnical investigation and additional hazmat information was also submitted.

The land use hearing for the section of the trail in Milwaukie is on June 23rd, at City Hall. The first hearing before the City’s Design and Landmarks Committee (DLC) for the downtown section from Kellogg Creek to the Railroad Trestle was May 27. The DLC recommend approval of the downtown section to the planning commission.

Staff also met with TriMet, Metro, City of Milwaukie and ODOT to coordinate light rail with development of segments 1 and 2 of the trail (from Kellogg Creek to Park Avenue). The group is collectively working on options on how to accommodate the trail and Light Rail, and strategies for construction of the trail. Light Rail tentatively plans construction from 2011-2015,

    right after the trail would be done in this section (all agencies agree that tearing up the new trail is not desired)” Construction of the entire trail is scheduled for fall 2010. For more information about Light rail visit http://trimet.org/pm/.

    A group of citizens worked with the District and County Arts Alliance to develop a public art guide for the Trolley Trail. This document helps to lay out the vision, guidelines, standards, phasing and potential funding strategies for future art elements along the trail. As an outcome of the plan, NCPRD and the Arts Alliance solicited requests from local artists to develop a common symbol for the Trolley Trail. Carrie Moore, a professional block-print artist from Oregon City, was hired to develop a design. This symbol will be used on trail signage and information materials.

    Click here to download the March 2009 Newsletter.

    September 2008

    Trail Design

    The designs for the trail are currently at the preliminary stages and are under review by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

    Public Art Element Planning

    NCPRD in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Clackamas County kicked off the planning process to help integrate public art into the trail design. The first steering committee meeting was September 30, 2008 at Stringfield Family Park.

    January 2008

    Click here to download the January 2008 Newsletter.