Marion CountyRural Transportation System Plan
We have recently completed the 2005 Update of the Marion County Rural Transportation System Plan. This plan was approved by the Marion County Board of Commissioners on December 21st, 2005 following a formal adoption hearing.
The plan covers rural (outside Urban Growth Boundaries) areas of Marion County. For issues with an Urban Growth Boundary, see the appropriate city plan.
The links below access the chapters and appendices of the plan. To help you know what you’re looking at:Table of ContentsChapter 1 – Executive Summary – Is a quick one-page summary of the Transportation System Plan (TSP) and the major issues the County will face in the next 20 years.
Chapter 2 – Plan Overview – Is a fuller (13-page) summary of each chapter of the plan, including projects proposed and major transportation issues anticipated over the next 20 years.
Chapter 3 – Background and Existing Issues – Includes summaries of issues relevant to Marion County that are listed in plans of cities, adjacent counties, or governing agencies.
Chapter 4 – Goals and Objectives – Describes the goals, objectives, and thought processes that are used in our decision-making.
Chapter 5 – Facility Inventory and Conditions – Inventories the roads, rails, public transportation, waterways, pipelines, and bicycle and pedestrian transportation systems within Marion County. Included in the inventory are maps, operating conditions, traffic flow issues, safety issues, Functional Classification, shoulder widths, sidewalks, and many other characteristics of our transportation systems.
Chapter 6 – Future Traffic Volume Projections – Includes our estimates of the amount of traffic that will be driving on the major roads of Marion County in the year 2025.
Chapter 7 – Development and Evaluation of 20-Year Strategies – Describes some components of the process used to decide which needs to focus on.
Chapter 8 – Roadway System Needs and Recommended Improvements – Lists the existing and future needs of the Marion County rural roadway system and the projects recommended to address those needs.
Chapter 9 – Recommended Non-Roadway Improvements – Contains recommendations for trails, public transportation, air travel, freight and passenger rail, boats, alternatives to driving, and other off-roadway improvements.
Chapter 10 – Recommended Policies – This includes the policies that have been implemented through this plan to preserve and protect mobility, safety, and the transportation system of Marion County
Chapter 11 – Financing Plan – Describes current and anticipated future revenue, the projects that can be funded with this anticipated revenue, and potential other sources of revenue.
Chapter 12 – Subarea Plans – Provides more detailed plans for specific areas (the Brooks interchange area, the Aurora/Donald interchange area, and Cordon Road between State Street and Auburn Road) for which more detailed planning is appropriate.
Chapter 13 – Long Term Transportation Issues and Strategies – Describes some of the transportation issues and directions that are likely to affect the transportation system of Marion County beyond the 20-year timeframe of this plan.
Chapter 14 – Transportation Planning Rule Compliance – Lists some of the requirements of the Transportation Planning Rule (OAR 660-012) and how those requirements are addressed by this TSP.
Also included are the following Appendices:Appendix A - Summary of Transportation Issues Appendix B - Roadway System InventoryAppendix C – Bridge InventoryAppendix D – Sidewalk InventoryAppendix E – Power and Telephone Company AreasAppendix F – Arndt Road / Oregon 551 Access Management PlanAppendix G – Alternatives Analysis for Projects
Chapters 5, 6, 7, 9, 11,12, and 13 do include color maps. If you would like paper copies of these maps or have trouble reading them online, contact Cindy Schmitt or David Smith at (503) 588-5036 or by e-mail here.The plan is intended to be updated regularly. To view the latest update, click here.