Public Works Projects
Welcome to the Benton County Public Works Project Page
All available projects can be found at the following link : https://www.co.benton.or.us/projects or by clicking on the title of each project listed below.
Current Construction Projects (2022)
Projects in Progress
Corvallis-Albany Path: Scenic to Springhill (North Albany Connection)
The North Albany segment of the Corvallis-Albany Path is well underway. The County has a 90% design and the consultants are appraising property and putting together information for right-of-way acquisition. This project is currently on hold as the alignment needs to be re-evaluated. Last Updated June 9, 2022.
Corvallis-Albany Path: Conifer to Merloy
The County is working closely with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) while they move forward with design of the Highway 20W Safety Improvement Projects to ensure the vision for the Corvallis-Albany Path can be realized. The County has hired David Evans and Associates to provide preliminary design services and right-of-way acquisition assistance. The County was awarded a Community Paths Grant in 2021 for construction of this segment. The County is currently working on appraisals and easement acquisition. Construction is slated for 2024. Last Updated June 9, 2022.
Chapel Drive Bikeway Improvements
The existing roadway on Chapel Drive from 19th Street to Bellfountain Road will be widened to add 6 foot bike lanes on both sides of the road. A tabletop intersection will be added at 19th Street and Chapel Drive. Planted medians with turn pockets will extend to the public school entrance to provide a visible transition for traffic calming as they enter Philomath. This project is currently in the design stage with construction tentatively scheduled for 2023. Public outreach efforts began in the summer/fall of 2021 and are ongoing. Last Updated May 19, 2022
Hubbard Bridge Replacement
The County has received funding from the State for design and construction. The County hired DOWL (Formerly OBEC Consulting Engineers) to assist in the design and replacement of the bridge. The county has selected a contractor, Carter & Company, Inc., and construction is set to begin June 2022. The bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic by December 15, 2022. Last Updated May 25, 2022
Note: Nearby alternate route options are available by using Old River Road and Stow Pit Road. In the event of flooding on the alternative routes, in order to permit access in and out to area residents, the bridge will be reopened temporarily to passenger vehicle traffic as necessary. We apologize for the inconvenience.
53rd Street RR Overpass
This project is currently on hold. Last Updated June 9, 2021