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82nd Avenue: Burnside to Division Intersection Safety Improvement Project
ODOT has completed designs for a project that will improve safety and traffic flow at the SE 82nd Avenue (OR 213) intersections with E Burnside Street, SE Stark Street, SE Washington Street, SE Yamhill Street, SE Mill Street, and SE Division Street. 

Five of these intersections rank among the top 5% of high-crash sites in the region. ODOT has also designed three enhanced pedestrian crossings between E Burnside Street and SE Division Street to improve pedestrian safety in the corridor.

Construction will begin in mid-February 2016 and is expected to be finished by fall 2016. 

What are the construction impacts?

Night and daytime construction activities will occur during construction. Some activities will be scheduled at night to minimize traffic and business impacts, as well as to improve motorist safety. Night noise will come from heavy equipment and construction trucks. There will be construction equipment and crews installing new traffic signals at the intersection, but traffic control will be provided in the​ work zone.

ODOT is partnering with law enforcement for extra presence in the construction zone; please drive safely and pay extra attention during construction.

TriMet bus stops may be impacted during construction. Go to www.TriMet.org​ or call 503-238-7433 to see schedule or bus stop location changes.

Update (05/20/16): Single lane closures in both directions Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. between E Burnside and SE Division streets. Nighttime single lane closures in both directions between E Burnside and SE Yamhill from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning. At night, the signalized intersections at E Burnside, SE Stark, SE Washington, and SE Yamhill will be turned off and controlled by flaggers for signal pole installations from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Travelers should expect up to 20-minute waits where crews are working. 

For current traffic impacts, review the weekly construction report​.​

If you have concerns about noise associated with the project, please call ODOT's 24-hour noise hotline at (503) 412-2348.  ​

The end result

Map of the 82nd Avenue Safety Improvement Project area - March 2015Intersection Improveme​nts
Improvements at all six project intersections will include:
  • Replacing outdated traffic signals with modern equipment.​
  • Adding sidewalk curb ramps that meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
  • Installing new lighting to improve visibility.
  • Additional improvements have been designed for some of the intersections to address site-specific conditions that contribute to crashes. Solutions include adding median traffic separators, installing audible pedestrian countdown signals, adding traffic signal detection for bicycles, and adjusting signal operations to better accommodate current trafficThe display boards from the November 2014 open house (linked below) show the preliminary proposed design for each intersection.

Pedestrian Crossings

Following discussions with community members at the November 2014 project open house, three enhanced pedestrian crossings were added to the project. The crossings have been designed for the following high-priority locations:
  • SE Ash Street,
  • SE Salmon Street, and 
  • north of SE Division Street.

The enhanced pedestrian crossings will each include signage and a pedestrian refuge “island” between the northbound and southbound lanes on SE 82nd Avenue. In addition, crosswalk striping and Rapid Flash Beacons will be installed at the crossing north of SE Division Street, where there are more pedestrians crossing SE 82nd Avenue to get to and from Portland Community College (PCC).

​ODOT is also currently studying the potential for an enhanced pedestrian crossing at SE Harrison Street. ADA ramps will be installed at this intersection in 2016.

Project Funding

$5 million in Safety Program funds are budgeted for design and construction of the intersection improvements. An additional $400,000 has been set aside for design and construction of the pedestrian crossings.

Future Improvements for SE 82nd Avenue

ODOT has started a longer-term planning effort on 82nd Avenue. The 82nd Avenue Implementation Plan will study the corridor from NE Killingworth​ at the north end to northern Clackamas County at the south end. The goal of this planning effort is to prioritize future improvements along 82nd Avenue. For more information, click here.​

What is the project schedule?

Design: August 2014 - August 2015
  • November 19, 2014: Preliminary Design public Open House. Thank you to those who attended the project open house on November 19, 2014. The conversation and feedback was valuable. Below are the display boards from the open house:
  • Fall 2014 - Summer 2015: Discussions with property owners about access adjustments and right-of-way needs
  • August 2015: Completion of final designs
  • August 15 and 22, 2015: Information booth at the Jade Night Market​ 5 to 10 p.m. (Portland Community College SE Campus)
Construction: February 2016 - Fall 2016
  •  Mid-February 2016: On-site construction begins.​ 
  • October 2016: On-site construction expected to finish. 

How can I get more information?

If you have questions or comments about this project during construction please contact Brandy Steffen during regular business hours at (503) 731-8230 or brandy.steffen@odot.state.or.us ​

If you have concerns about noise associated with the project, please call ODOT's 24-hour noise hotline at (503) 412-2348. 

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