Public Works Projects

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All available projects can be found at the following link : or by clicking on the title of each project listed below.

Projects in Progress


SW West Hills Road Corridor Plan 
The project is located on SW West Hills Road from SW 53rd Street to Western Boulevard.  This section of West Hills Road is currently owned and maintained by Benton County but is anticipated to be improved and transferred to the City of Corvallis at some point in the future. Neither the County nor City have secured funding for construction. West Hills Road has some unique constraints that challenge installation of standard road improvements; therefore, the City and County are partnering to identify what the future urban section will look like as development occurs along the corridor. Last Updated March 3, 2023.

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: Pilkington 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 March 3, 2023.

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 final design, easement acquisition, and permitting stage with construction tentatively scheduled for 2023. Last Updated March 3, 2023.

Hubbard Bridge Replacement
The County has received funding from the State for design and construction.  Carter & Company, Inc., completed the bridge construction and reopened the road to traffic in December 2022.  The contractor will install guardrail and water quality treatment swales starting in March of 2023. Construction is anticipated to be completed by June 2023. Last Updated March 3, 2023.

53rd Street RR Overpass
This project is currently on hold.  Last Updated June 9, 2021