“Hopefully that left lane will have people actually get through,” he said.
The engineering of the project was originally scheduled for the 2012-15 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Plan, but construction of the project was not scheduled. If the Metro Council approves the amendment to the transportation plan – the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation has already signed off on it – it would give ODOT clearance to move forward with the construction.
ODOT is planning on doing the work in conjunction with a planned repaving of I-84 west of I-205 in 2013.
Two other transportation plan amendments are on the Metro Council agenda Thursday: adding a bike and pedestrian path to the MAX bridge over Kellogg Lake in Milwaukie as part of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project, and engineering on a bike and pedestrian project in Beaverton.