ODOT began construction in February 2015 on a safety project on Scholls Ferry Road (OR 210) from Cascade Avenue to OR 217 in Beaverton/Tigard. This area has seen a high number of angle and turning crashes. Work will be complete in spring 2016. The contractor is in the final stage of work and traffic impacts should be minimal.
Project elements include:
- A dedicated left turn signal for Cascade Avenue traffic turning onto Scholls Ferry Road both northbound and southbound
- Traffic signals at the intersection of Scholls Ferry Road and the OR 217 ramps will be shielded to reduce driver confusion
- New sidewalk and ADA ramps will be built on Scholls Ferry Road between Cascade Avenue and OR 217
- Four new traffic signal poles will be added on Scholls Ferry Road with shielded signal heads to reduce driver confusion
- A new bike lane will be built on Scholls Ferry Road northbound between the railroad tracks and Cascade Avenue
- Cascade Avenue will be widened slightly to better accommodate trucks turning right from southbound Scholls Ferry Road
- The lights on the following OR 217 ramps will be upgraded: Hall Boulevard on- and off-ramps and Scholls Ferry Road on- and off-ramps
Expect nighttime lane closures on Scholls Ferry Road, Cascade Avenue, OR 217 and OR 217 ramps
Daytime work will occur in the shoulders and off the road
There will be a need for several full nighttime ramp closures of the following OR 217 ramps: Hall Boulevard on- and off-ramps and Scholls Ferry Road on- and off-ramps. Only one ramp will be closed at a time. Signed detours will direct motorists to alternate ramps
There will be a need for several 20-minute full closures of Scholls Ferry Road and Cascade Avenue during nighttime hours for signal pole installation
Nearby residents may hear nighttime construction noise intermittently throughout the project. For noise concerns during evening and overnight construction, call the 24-hour night noise hotline at 971-673-5239 (please note that this 24-hour number changed as of 12/1/15).
Road users should expect increased congestion and delays in the project area. Please travel safely
For more information, contact Lili Boicourt, ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator:
For noise concerns during evening and overnight construction, call the 24-hour night noise hotline at 971-673-5239 (please note that this 24-hour number changed as of 12/1/15).