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OR 213 (NE 82nd Avenue) at NE Sandy Boulevard
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OR 213 (NE 82nd Avenue) at NE Sandy Boulevard Safety Improvement Project

Project Events

ODOT hosted an open house on April 30, 2014. Following are the materials presented at the open house:

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You're Invited!

You are invited to attend ODOT's public open house. Meet the project team and learn more about the project. We hope to see you there!
Public Open House
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (stop by anytime)
Howard Johnson, Breakfast Room (located in the hotel lobby)
8247 NE Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97220

Completed Fieldwork

Geotechnical drilling is completed.


ODOT to Perform Geotechnical Drilling
May 2014
OR 213 (NE 82nd Avenue) at NE Sandy Boulevard
Why is geotechnical drilling being conducted?
As part of this project, geotechnical investigations are necessary to obtain more information about the physical properties of the underlying surface of the roadway, such as stability and drainage rates. Geotechnical drilling is being conducted to confirm engineering properties for the design of the traffic signals.
What specific work will be done?
Field crews will obtain subsurface soil samples on Oregon Highway 213 (NE 82nd Avenue) at NE Sandy Boulevard through geotechnical borings, which are holes that are drilled into the ground. Four geotechnical borings measuring 4 to 8 inches in diameter will be drilled to a depth of 30 feet. Each boring will be backfilled and repaved before moving to the next location. Drilling will take approximately four days to complete with work hours from 9AM – 3PM Monday through Friday.
Traffic and Noise Impacts during Drilling Activities
The borings will be drilled on ODOT right-of-way or adjacent to the highway on City of Portland and private property. Flaggers will direct traffic during the work. Expect brief delays.  
You will hear minimal noise from heavy construction equipment and back-up alarms, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirement. 

Project Overview

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is designing a project to improve safety on Oregon Highway 213 (NE 82nd Avenue) at NE Sandy Boulevard in Northeast Portland.  Construction of this project is scheduled to start in summer 2015.
ODOT selects safety improvement projects based on crash history and the severity of crashes on ODOT right-of-way. Crash data from the most recent five-year  period (2008-2012) indicates that 51 crashes occurred in this area with two resulting in serious injuries. The predominant crash types were rear-ends and sideswipes (mostly in the northbound direction),  right angle crashes and turning movements at or near the intersection of OR 213(NE 82nd Avenue) and NE Sandy Boulevard. Two pedestrian crashes also were recorded north of the intersection.

Project Elements

  • Replace and upgrade traffic signal heads, supports and controllers and improve illumination at the intersection of NE 82nd Avenue and NE Sandy Boulevard.
  • Install advanced warning sign on NE 82nd Avenue, south of NE Sandy Boulevard.
  • Enhance street recognition signs north and south of the NE Sandy Boulevard on NE 82nd Avenue.
  • Upgrade ADA Ramps at all four corners of the intersection of NE 82nd Avenue and NE Sandy Boulevard.

Click on the links below to view the Project Maps:

Project Elements Map

Project Vicinity Map


Project Benefits

  • Increase traffic signal visibility and reduce rear-end crashes.

  • Increase intersection awareness to reduce rear-end crashes.

  • Increase pedestrian safety.

Budget and Funding

This safety improvement project will cost approximately $925,000 to complete. Funding is coming from both state and federal funds.

Construction Impacts

ODOT is currently developing the construction staging and traffic control plans for this project. More information will be available at our open house about the construction schedule, construction staging, traffic impacts and noise impacts.

Contact Information

ODOT Community Affairs
Dee Hidalgo