ROCKAWAY BEACH - Area residents are invited to attend an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rockaway Beach City Hall, 276 U.S. Highway 101, to discuss recommended improvements for U.S. Highway 101 and the city of Rockaway Beach's local transportation system.

The public will be able to talk with city and state representatives about the recommended transportation improvements to address future growth and needs in the city. The projects include ways to increase north/south connectivity within the city, safe pedestrian crossings on U.S. Highway 101, parking areas for visitors, opportunities to improve local street crossings of the Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad and bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

This is the second of two public open houses held on the Rockaway Beach Transportation Plan, which focuses on improvements needed to address current and future demand on the state and local transportation system within the city. The project is a 20-year plan that explores current and future transportation needs, including safety, congestion and local and regional traffic patterns.

The project is in its recommendations phase. Project team members are collecting feedback from the community before preparing the transportation plan for adoption by the city council.

For information, contact Bill Holmstrom, project manager, Oregon Department of Land Conservation & Development, at (503) 373-0050 or go to (www.rockawaybeachplan.com)

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