Project Elements Include:
*Red light enforcement involves a small light placed on traffic signals. The light isn't visible to the normal driving public, but alerts police near the intersection if someone goes through a red light. It does not take photos.
- Three enhanced pedestrian signals — Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon or RRFBs — will be installed to alert drivers that pedestrians are crossing.
- Safer crossings for bicyclists and pedestrians will include high visibility striping and center islands.
- A new wider pedestrian waiting area on the southeast corner of 26th Avenue and Powell Boulevard near Cleveland High School to provide more space for students waiting to cross Powell Boulevard.
- A new truck apron on the southeast corner of 26th Avenue and Powell Boulevard to increase safety by allowing large vehicles to turn without entering the pedestrian zone or encroaching on vehicle lanes.
- New signals at intersections (Southeast 21st, 26th, 33rd) with enhanced safety features, including bigger and more visible signals and poles, as well as countdown and audible countdown pedestrian signals.
- Tree removal and trimming to increase visibility.
- Improved street lighting and RRFB installation sites.
- Red light enforcement* (not photo radar).
- Increased visibility of bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists.
- Sidewalk ADA ramp improvements and repair of some sidewalks.
- Improved signage and more visible street names.
SE Powell Boulevard from SE 20th to SE 34th Avenues
Cost and Funding
The project is expected to increase safety by reducing serious crashes within the project area while minimizing traffic impacts to the neighborhoods and local businesses.
What Problem Will This Improve?
This area of Powell Boulevard (U.S. 26) serves 34,600 to 38,500 cars and trucks per day, in addition to thousands of bicyclists, transit riders and pedestrians. People use the corridor to go to schools, parks, social service agencies, restaurants and shopping. This section of Powell Boulevard is also used by commuters traveling through the area by car and bus to get to work in other areas of the city and by trucks for deliveries to businesses.
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