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Sandy Blvd. (US 30 Bypass) Safety Project
Logo for US 30 Bypass project 

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Construction has been completed as of July 11, 2013. 
 
Project Summary

The Sandy Boulevard (US 30 Bypass) project improves safety between NE 122nd Avenue to NE 141st Avenue by rebuilding the highway.

After construction, this section of Sandy Boulevard (US 30 Bypass) will feature: 

  • A center left-turn lane to provide safer vehicle turning movements
  • Two 12-foot travel lanes
  • Two 6-foot bike lanes
  • One 6-foot sidewalk on the south side only (there are railroad tracks on the north side)
  • One 4-foot stormwater facility on the south side only
  • Upgraded traffic signals at the intersections of Sandy Boulevard and NE 122nd Avenue and NE 138th Avenue
  • Improvements for pedestrians crossing Sandy Boulevard at NE 131st Place, including installation of a flashing beacon 
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Before/After Images:

Click here for Sandy Boulevard from NE 122nd Avenue to NE 125th Avenue (pdf) 
 
Click here for Sandy Boulevard from NE 125th Avenue to NE 131st Avenue (pdf) 
 
Click here for Sandy Boulevard from NE 131st Avenue to NE 138th Avenue (pdf) 
 
Click here for Sandy Boulevard from NE 138th Avenue to NE 141st Avenue (pdf) 
 

Project Need:
This stretch of Sandy Boulevard (US 30 Bypass) between NE 122nd Avenue and NE 141st Avenue has a high incidence of crashes. There currently is one lane in each direction, with vehicles headed west stopping traffic to make left turns to businesses on the south side of the highway. Congestion caused by vehicles trying to make left turns also leads to rear-end collisions. Sidewalks are missing in most of the project area.
 
By adding a median turn lane through the project area, vehicles will be able to more safely make left turns. Sidewalks will make it safer for pedestrians to get to their destination. The shoulder/bike lane will give cyclists a safer buffer from motorized traffic.
 
Click here to see a cross-section of what the completed roadway will look like after construction. 
   

Construction Impacts:
ODOT will stage construction so that access to businesses will be maintained as much as possible.

Most of the work on the Sandy Boulevard safety project will take place off to the side of the highway and will not require lane closures. However, there occasionally may be single-lane closures or traffic shifts for staging or other construction-related work.  
 
The majority of construction work will take place during daytime hours; however, there will be intermittent short periods of nighttime work for certain activities.
 
It's expected that work on Sandy Boulevard at NE 122nd Avenue and also at NE 138th Avenue will require the closure of these intersections during one weekend (at each location). During this work, the ramp to 122nd Avenue northbound and access to 138th Avenue will be closed. During these weekends, motorists will be detoured to Airport Way and then back to Sandy Boulevard.   
  
 

Project Location
 
Click here for a printable version (pdf) of the project location map.
 
Map of project area 

Events

Past Events

  • May 18, 2010: ODOT staff attended the Argay Neighborhood Association meeting.
  • July 16, 2010: Project staff presented information at the City of Portland Movie in the Park (Argay Park - NE 141st Avenue and Failing Street)
  • Aug. 3, 2010: Project staff distributed information at National Night Out, Argay Park, NE 141st Avenue and Failing Street
  • Sept. 2, 2010: Project staff distributed information at Movie in the Park (Argay Park - NE 141st Avenue and Failing Street)
  • May 17, 2011: Project staff attended the Argay Neighborhood Association meeting. 
  • Oct. 13, 2011: ODOT hosted an open house for community members to learn more about the project.  

ODOT Contact
Ed Sale, Community Affairs Coordinator
503-731-8237
Edward.G.Sale@odot.state.or.us