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Intersection Safety
Overview
 
Following up on the Roadway Departure Safety Action Plan developed during the spring of 2010, Oregon again partnered with FHWA in 2012 to develop a plan for reducing Intersection Crashes in Oregon. Intersection crashes account for approximately 15% of all fatalities in Oregon.

The plan developed by Oregon and FHWA focuses on reducing fatal and major injury crashes at intersections. In Oregon, an average of 72 fatalities at intersections occurs each year. Although this number is declining, this plan is geared towards reducing this number even more. In April of 2012, a meeting between ODOT and stakeholders was conducted to identify safety initiatives that could help reduce intersection fatalities in Oregon. Using cost effective strategies to apply both systemic improvements as well as hot spot improvements can be used to reach approximately a 13% reduction in intersection fatalities.

Intersections were identified by the FHWA study as having a potential for low cost, systemic improvements. Using the discussed countermeasures, a spreadsheet was created for each region, and county to help identify appropriate locations. Using these countermeasures Oregon can work towards reducing fatal and major injury causing crashes together.

A separate web page contains a listing of some Low-Cost Safety Countermeasures​​ that can be implemented using a systematic approach. Some of these countermeasures support the Intersection Safety initiative while others focus on reducing roadway departure crashes.

 
Oregon Plan
 
FHWA - Intersection Safety Implementation Plan​ 
 

State Highways (File & Maps)
 
Statewide Excel Files:

​Intersection Safety for State Highways
Intersection Safety for Local Roads (All cities & counties)
Intersection Safety for All Public Roads (State Highways & Local Roads)

Maps:

Region 1 - Portland metro area & Mt. Hood
Region 2 - NW Oregon (excluding Portland metro area)
Region 3 - SW Oregon
Region 4 - Central Oregon
Region 5 - Eastern Oregon​

 
Local Roads (County Files)

* Baker  Harney​ Morrow 
Benton  Hood River  Multnomah 
Clackamas  Jackson  Polk 
Clatsop  * Jefferson * Sherman 
Columbia  Josephine​  Tillamook 
Coos  Klamath  Umatilla 
Crook  Lake​ * Union 
Curry  Lane  * Wallowa 
Deschutes  Lincoln​  Wasco 
Douglas  Linn  Washington 
* Gilliam Malheur  * Wheeler 
* Grant  Marion  Yamhill​ 
 
* No countermeasures or crash locations identified on local roads in these counties.
 

 
Implementation Plan

A Statewide Solicitation Memo for Safety Projects Supporting the Intersection Safety Initiative is under development. 

 
Other Resources
 
FHWA Intersection Safety 
 
 
          
 
 
 
 

 
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