We'll, it's the moment many of you have been waiting for here in Tarkusian Cities. Mosaicfest is upon us, as well as the Chemeketa Metro Area Regional Transport Plan and a giant map covering 30 large city tiles (5 wide x 6 high). With RL going full swing after this weekend (and not really letting up much until late May at the earliest), it may be quite awhile before Update 74 comes down the road.
Now it's mosaicfest. I've prepared two mosaics, one from each side of the river. Both of these were taken fullscreen in the native screen width resolution on my laptop (1366x768), which exceeds the width of what one would want to post on the forums, so I've posted thumbnails that link to the full-size versions.
Here's the first--this is facing north, and will gives an overview of the Highway 221/Greenwich Avenue interchange and improvements, along with a look at some of the residential areas to the south along Greenwich. (To help with following along with the map, the FAR intersection about halfway down is Greenwich and 43rd Ave NW).
And here is the second--facing north along the Chemeketa Parkway between 52nd Avenue and 33rd Avenue, with a little bit of a look at the improvements on 39th, the new connector road and some of the surrounding development. You'll notice ORDOT has made a few additional improvements to the parkway since the last update. The elevated-to-ground-to-elevated "dip" on Highway 221/52nd between the bridge and the interchange has been eliminated, the overpasses have been fully fleshed out, and in order to minimize weaving, a C/D setup has been constructed along southbound Highway 219 between the 52nd Avenue onramp and the 39th Avenue offramp.
Finally, a map of the entire region and a look at future projects in the Chemeketa Metro Area. The projects have been marked on the map, matching with the project numbers listed below. You'll also find the connector roadway from last update is now named, and the 1100th poster, jdenm8, is now honored on the map as well--52nd Avenue NE, east of Schrute Road NE, becomes Flatwood Road NE.
Two options for viewing:
1-Rankine-Dallas Corridor - extend Rankine Lane NE south from 52nd Avenue to connect up with Dallas Drive, and improve connectivity to Sorenson Street.
2-McCabe Street NE Extension - extend McCabe Street NE from 23rd Avenue to 33rd Avenue.
3-Wallace Road NW Widening - widen Wallace Road to 5 lanes between Vivien Heights Drive and 43rd Avenue.
4-52nd Avenue NE Widening - add 2 lanes in each direction to 52nd Avenue Northeast between Ashcroft Street and Schrute Road. Study widening segment from Chemeketa Parkway (Highway 219) to Ashcroft St.
5-Hwy 15/39th Avenue NE Interchange - build an interchange to provide direct access to/from 39th Avenue NE to Highway 15.
6-Chemeketa Parkway Extension - extend the Chemeketa Parkway as a access-controlled freeway with at least 4 lanes from 59th Avenue NE to Highway 15, facilitating better access from Highway 15 and North Chemeketa to the city center.
7-Scarlet Street NE Extension - extend Scarlet Street NE south from 52nd Avenue, connecting it to Sorenson Street.
8-Scarlet-Mosby Connector - build a new roadway connecting the Scarlet Street extension to Mosby Road.
9-Tweedy Boulevard SE Extension - extend Tweedy Boulevard SE from Ashcroft Street to Division Street.
10-Highway 15/Tweedy Boulevard Interchange Study - explore options for improving capacity and access to Chemeketa Regional Airport in conjunction with the Tweedy Blvd extension.
11-Hwy 36/Sorenson Street Interchange - reconfigure the Sorenson Street interchange along Highway 36 to improve capacity and freight mobility.
12-39th/Hudson/Bernard Intersection - realign intersection to better accommodate future industrial development and access to major arterials.
13-Greenwich Avenue NW Study - examine the feasibility of extending Greenwich Avenue NW in North Vivien Heights to meet future capacity demands.
14-15th/16th Avenue Bridge Study - examine the feasibility of building another crossing over the Willamette near the 15th/16th Avenue NE couplet, to better facilitate direct access between the city centers of both Chemeketa and Vivien Heights.
15-99th Avenue NE Widening - widen 99th Avenue between Ashcroft Street to Halpert Road.
16-Bushnell Road/Progress Street NE intersection - realign in conjunction with Chemeketa Parkway Extension (#6).
17-Wallace Road/Murdock Way W intersection - reconfigure intersection to improve capacity.
Hope you enjoyed the mosaicfest and the look at the future projects in Chemeketa. When Update 74 does arrive, we'll be looking at Project #1 on the list, the Rankine-Dallas Corridor Project.