The City's Transportation System Plan (TSP) serves as the foundation for the construction of arterial and collector streets, and helps shape the future development of Sandy. The State Transportation Planning Rule requires cities to prepare and adopt transportation plans as elements of their comprehensive plans.
Additionally, the plan serves as a valuable resource for staff, policy makers, and the public. Having an adopted TSP establishes the function, capacity, and location of future transportation facilities, informs the community of the level of investment needed for facilities to support anticipated growth and development, and better positions the City to compete for scarce transportation funding.
From 2008 through 2011, the City of Sandy worked with DKS Associates to update the 1997 Transportation System Plan. Since the preparation of the 1997 TSP, the City has added approximately 73 acres into the Urban Growth Boundary and prepared the Bornstedt Village Specific Area Plan to address conceptual roadway locations and cross-sections for the added area. Additionally, the City has assumed responsibility for transit service, establishing a fixed route, on-demand, and special needs transportation services; adopted new local street standards including "green street" options; and developed a Synchro/Sim Traffic model for Highway 26 operations. Finally, many of the projects shown in the 1997 TSP have already been constructed, and others have been determined to be unfeasible due to existing and surrounding land uses and topographic and environmental constraints.
The goals and objectives of the project were to:
The existing Transportation System Plan was adopted by the City Council on December 19, 2011.
In August of 2018, the City of Sandy applied for a $140,000 Transportation Growth Management (TGM) Grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Management to update it's TSP. This TGM grant is intended to help pay for a 2019 update to the City of Sandy's existing TSP, which every city in Oregon is required to complete and which is required to be updated periodically to plan for the future growth of our community. With the awarding of this TGM grant to the City of Sandy, the City is only required to provide 12% of the total project cost.
The update to the City of Sandy TSP shall begin in spring 2020.