ODOT hosted an open house on Feb. 18, 2014. Following are the materials presented at the open house:
OR 99E (McLoughlin Boulevard) at SE Vineyard Road Safety Improvement Project
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is designing a project to improve safety on OR 99E (SE McLoughlin Boulevard) at SE Vineyard Road. Construction of this project is scheduled to start in late 2014/early 2015.
ODOT has selected this safety improvement project based on the crash history and the severity of crashes in the area. Crash data in the most recent five-year period (2008-2012) indicates that 42 crashes occurred in this area with one resulting in a fatality and three in major injuries. The most predominant crash types were turning movements, rear-end and right angle crashes at SE Vineyard Road. Three pedestrian crashes were recorded in this segment of OR 99E between the bus stop at the mall entrance and SE Vineyard Road involving pedestrians crossing at midblock locations.
Install a new traffic signal at the intersection of OR 99E and SE Vineyard Road.
Install a pedestrian island on OR 99E north of SE Vineyard Road near the bus stop locations.
Install a traffic separator north of SE Vineyard Road.
Remove existing pedestrian island on OR 99E south of SE Vineyard Road; the new traffic signal at the intersection will provide a safer pedestrian crossing.
Install ADA ramps at all corners of the intersection of SE Vineyard Road and OR 99E.
Enhance street recognition signage.
Reduce potential for turning movements and right angle crashes on OR 99E and SE Vineyard Road.
Provide safer pedestrian crossings at intersection of OR 99E and SE Vineyard Road and north of SE Vineyard Road near bus stops, reducing the potential for pedestrian crashes.
Improve visibility at intersection of OR 99E and SE Vineyard Road and crossings by providing additional signage and improved lighting.
Budget and funding
This safety improvement project will cost approximately $750,000 to complete. Funding is coming from both state and federal funds.
ODOT is currently developing the construction staging and traffic control plans for this project. More information will be available later in 2014 about construction staging, traffic impacts and noise impacts.
Spring 2014: Project design completed
Late 2014/Early 2015: Construction starts
Summer 2015: Construction completed
* Dates are subject to change due to weather and site conditions.
For more information and a map of the project area, please also see the project fact sheet
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