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County seeks input on two options for Saltzman Road

The Saltzman Road open house has been updated to correct the description of the bridge height.
Media release

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 15, 2022

Description of bridge height updated
UPDATED: 04/29/2022
Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

The Saltzman Road open house has been updated to correct the description of the bridge height. The original description incorrectly stated the bridge would be up to 80 feet high. The updated description reads, "...up to 50 feet high with an overall elevation drop of about 80 feet from the top of the hill to Laidlaw Road." We regret the error.


Comment on two possible alignments being considered for an improved Saltzman Road through an online open house until May 8.

The two alignment alternatives for Saltzman Road between Bayonne Lane and Laidlaw Road are:

  • Western Alignment: Build a bridge to align Saltzman Road with Laidlaw Road and 130th Avenue.
  • Eastern Alignment: Widen the existing Saltzman Road.

Saltzman Road currently has narrow vehicle lanes with no bike lanes or sidewalks. Both alignment options address these safety concerns.

The Saltzman Road Project has been funded for $6.5 million - $5.3 million through the Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP 3e), plus an additional $1.2 million through the Bonny Slope West funding plan. The estimated cost for the Western Alignment is $19.5 million. Estimated cost for the Eastern Alignment is $8.4 million.

Visit the online open house, email or call 503-846-7822 to learn more.

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and operating the County roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Heather Sturgill, Senior Communications Specialist
[email protected]