A Transportation Planning Report (TPR), which was approved in August 2006, involved a detailed look at various options of constructing a new Portland Bypass around the City of Portland. The objectives of the TPR were to define the preliminary purpose and need for the project and provide guidance for the implementation of options to meet the purpose and need. The TPR also provided a preliminary look at traffic data, project costs, and other data to aid in the decision-making process. A copy of the TPR is included in the Project Library on this website.
The recommendations from the TPR will be examined in an environmental document that complies with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). In general, the TPR envisioned the proposed project would include realignment of SR-109 from near SR-76 to I-65 to the west of its current location. Three general options (Option A, B, and C) with broad corridors were identified in the TPR. The document below shows the layout of the preliminary alternatives studied in the TPR.
Preliminary Alternatives Studied in the Portland Bypass TPR pdf
Option A would extend SR-109 on new alignment from near SR-76 north to SR-52 west of Portland and improving SR-52 westward to I-65. Option A would also include a two-lane Kirby Road connector on new alignment from existing SR-52 north to existing Kirby Road.
Option B would extend SR-109 on new alignment from near SR-76 northward to the I-65 interchange at Lake Springs Road west of Portland (approved new relocated SR-109 Interchange).
Option C would extend SR-109 on new alignment from near SR-76 north to the approved new relocated SR-109 north and west of Portland (approved new relocated SR 109 Interchange).