CPRD gets some help from city for bypass trail

The Oregon Transportation Commission has awarded the Chehalem Park & Recreation District $1.82 million toward construction of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass Trail.

In 2021, the Chehalem Park and Recreation District applied to the Oregon Department of Transportation for a $2.6 million Oregon Community Paths grant to help fund planning and construction of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass Trail. As designed. the trail would extend from Highway 219 along the southern edge of the city and be part of a larger overall trail that would reach from Rex Hill to Dundee.

The city of Newberg lent its support to the application for the grant, which required a 30% ($780,000) match by the park district. The Oregon Transportation Commission sent the CPRD the good news a few months later that it had awarded $1.82 million toward bringing the project to fruition.