Transportation and Traffic

My Priority:

There is nothing worse than sitting in traffic on the way home from work, when all we want to do is be home with our families, or driving over the same pothole each morning on our way to work. That’s why we have made street maintenance and traffic high priorities, and, as your Mayor, I am firmly committed to seeing our maintenance plan through to completion.

We are well in to Gresham’s most ambition residential street maintenance and re-pavement program in the City’s history. In total, we will reconstruct 25 percent of Gresham’s residential streets, in addition to our regular arterial street maintenance work. This is the result of carefully prioritizing state and local transportation funding to ensure that it makes it into your neighborhoods, improving safety and livability.

Gresham is also served by light rail and bus lines, and expanding service in currently underserved areas of Gresham is a strong priority, in addition to ensuring that our transit infrastructure is safe and comfortable for its users.

In the coming years, we will continue to keep a close eye on renewal of residential streets, while also ensuring that our connections with I-84 flow smoothly, as well as our connections into Clackamas County. This means careful planning and development through Pleasant Valley, Jenne Road, and along Gresham’s entire southern border.

What We’ve Done:

  • Launched the most aggressive residential street maintenance efforts in Gresham’s history. Now in the middle of a 5-year plan, which will reconstruct 25 percent of Gresham’s residential streets, renewing them for generations.
  • Deployed Smart Grid technology to maximize traffic flow through Gresham’s arterials and major intersections.
  • Worked with regional partners to advocate for expansion of bus services in underserved areas of Gresham and worked with TriMet on the upcoming deployment of Bus Rapid-Transit along Division Street.