ODOT will begin construction in early 2015 on a safety project on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway (OR 10) at Western Avenue and 103rd Avenue in Beaverton. This area has seen a high number of rear-end and left-turn crashes.
Project elements include:
** Building a raised center median on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway just west of 103rd avenue. This will restrict left turns out of 103rd Avenue onto
Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. Road users will still be able to turn left onto 103rd Avenue from the highway, as well as make right turns.
** Upgrade the pedestrian signals at the intersection of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and Western Avenue to include a timed countdown.
** The crossing on Western Avenue at Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway will be slightly narrowed to decrease the walking distance.
From 2007 - 2011, there were 36 crashes in the project area, including one with serious injuries. 60% of the crashes were rear-end crashes and 40% were turning crashes (see diagram below).
For more information, contact Lili Boicourt, ODOT Community Affairs
Lili.D.Boicourt@odot.state.or.us or 503-731-8247