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What Is Happening With The Trail Now

Feb. 11, 2020

Construction: With a focus on developing the stretch of the Trail between Yamhill and Carlton (about 3.5 miles), Yamhill County in 2018 was awarded a $75,000 grant from the OPRD Recreational Trail Program as supplemental bridge construction funding in this segment. In 2019, OBEC Engineering Consultants were awarded a contract to engineer the bridge over Stag Hollow Creek and 30% design and engineer for two additional tributaries. In January of 2020, an award was issued to Farline Bridge Inc. for construction of the Stag Hollow Creek bridge with work set to be done by May 2020.

Planning: Yamhill County has been awarded $122,000 for Master Planning through ODOT’s Transportation and Growth Management Program. Alta Planning and Design will guide this process. The master planning process will incorporate advisory committee meetings, public open-houses, presentations, one-on-one and small-group meetings with partners and constituent groups, and online surveys. This is expected to take 10 to 12 months.

Maintenance: The Friends of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail have coordinated with Yamhill County to do ongoing maintenance on portions of the Trail, beginning with stretches of the right-of-way inside of Carlton and moving north. Volunteers are utilized for this work, with work parties expected to become a regular every other month occurrence. The Friends of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail appreciate your support to make this dream a reality.

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