Community Connections Project (Formerly Corvallis-Albany Bikeway)
Corvallis - Albany Bikeway
Last Updated: November 29, 2021
11/29/21 - Benton County is in the process of renaming the Corvallis-Albany Bikepath to the Community Connections project and is in the process of updating the website. Construction of the Pilkington to Merloy connection is tentatively scheduled for sometime in 2022.
08/10/21 - Benton County began formalizing a new public outreach strategy for the project.
09/29/20 - The County coordinated with the Oregon Department of Transportation on a design of a multi-use path parallel with Highway 20 between Conifer to Merloy and has contracted with David Evans and Associates to provide design services.
10/22/18 - Project placed on hold.
9/8/17 - County sent various letters to various property owners throughout the summer to seek contact information for future discussions
9/8/17 - Engineer preparing preliminary design by end of September
6/12/17 - Phase 3 Kickoff Meeting occurred.
6/6/17 - Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 in favor of moving to and completing Phase 3.
5/16/17 - Consultant Team presented stakeholder committee recommendation to Board of Commissioners. They will vote on this on June 6, 2017.
4/26/17 - Stakeholder Meeting #4 occurred. Recommended rural route to TSP. Recommended Highway 20 route to Phase 3.
4/5/17 - Community Open House occurred.
3/22/17 - Stakeholder Meeting #3 occurred. Narrowed choices to two options plus two hybrids.
3/8/17 - Technical Committee #1 meeting occurred. Recommended two options.
3/1/17 - Project team field visited all 3 options.
2/22/17 - Stakeholder Meeting #2 occurred. Group narrowed routes to 3 options.
1/25/17 - Stakeholder Meeting #1 occurred. Group discussed criteria to evaluate possible bikeway location.
1/3/17 - County Board approves proceeding to Phase 2.
12/14/16 - Route Options Maps added to website
12/12/16 - Community Event at Waldorf School on 12/13/16 from 5:30-7:00.
Late Fall 2016 - Scenario Analysis to begin
7/25/16 - Many interviews have been completed
7/5/16 - A list of questions and interviews has been established. Interviews will begin soon.
6/7/16 - Barney and Worth will be contacting various parties to learn about the possible connection of a bikeway between Corvallis and Albany. This work will begin in early summer and be completed in fall. It will consist of minor research and numerous interviews.
Thank you for your patience as the County continues to move forward. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please contact Gary Stockhoff via email at Gary.Stockhoff@Co.Benton.OR.US or by phone at 541-766-6821.
Corvallis-Albany Bikeway : Meeting #1 Advisory Group Orientation - 01/25/2017 - 12:00pm
Corvallis-Albany Bikeway : Meeting #2 Select Preliminary Routes - 02/22/2017 - 12:00pm
Corvallis-Albany BIkeway : Meeting #3 Select Conceptual Routes - 03/22/2017 - 12:00pm
Corvallis-Albany Bikeway : Community Open House - 04/05/2017 - 5:30pm
Corvallis-Albany Bikeway : Meeting #4 Select Recommended Route - 04/25/2017 - 12:00pm