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City officials last week threw in their support for an experimental mid-block crossing for the Fanno Creek Trail gap at Southwest Hall Boulevard.
The Beaverton City Council approved the project 4-0, with City Councilor Catherine Arnold absent.
After high cost estimates knocked aside initial plans for a bridge or a tunnel, the Fanno Creek Trail may instead get an experimental mid-block crossing -- the cheapest alternative -- at Southwest Hall Boulevard.
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District board members last week approved the decision 4-0, with member Bill Kanable absent.
With a safe, efficient means of transporting pedestrians across Southwest Hall Boulevard, one of the final gaps in the Fanno Creek Trail system could be bridged. To reach that goal the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District’s Board of Directors on Monday opted to go not above or under, but through the busy thoroughfare.
Rejecting earlier proposals for a bridge or tunnel at the crossing, located between Southwest Greenway Boulevard and Creekside Place, the board members unanimously approved the “mid-block” at-grade crossing improvements to facilitate bicyclists and pedestrians. Estimated to cost between $350,000 and $400,000, the project would add a pedestrian- and bicyclist-activated crossing signal coordinated with the vehicular signals at Greenway Drive, along with a crosswalk.
Read the full article at BeavertonValleyTimes.com