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OR 8 Pedestrian Crossing Upgrade at SE 44th/45th Avenue

Construction Phase

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Hillsboro, Washington)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Construction is underway to bring much needed safety improvements to a segment of OR 8 between SE 44th and 45th Avenues in Hillsboro. Construction is anticipated to be complete by the end of October 2020. 


Construction Impacts

Construction Update
​Last updated October 16, 2020

The new Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) system at the TV Highway and 44th Street is now operational. The sidewalk replacement on the eastbound side of the highway is nearly complete. The next step is permanent striping which is scheduled for next week.​

Traffic Impacts: Daytime and nighttime lane closures.

Daytime lane and shoulder closures on OR 8 between SE 44th and 45th Avenue. Nighttime lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Wednesday night on TV Highway between Brookwood Parkway and SE 44th Avenue. ​​

Check back here for weekly updates, or visit TripCheck​ for real-time travel impacts.

​​Construction of these improvements began in March 2020. During construction, travelers can expect the following impacts: 
  • Construction activity noise in and around the project. If you have specific noise concerns, call the 24/7 noise hotline at 971-673-5239.
  • Lane and Road Closures. Single-lane closures in the project area during daytime and nighttime hours.
  • Temporary Pedestrian Access Routes. Please use marked or signed bicycle and pedestrian paths. All pedestrian routes will be ADA accessible.
  • ​Transit Impacts. TriMet service will continue as usual, but the eastbound bus stop near 44th/45th Avenues will temporarily relocate slightly west of its current location.


​​Project design: completed in spring 2019
Project construction: March 2020 through summer 2020



We are taking a system-wide approach to improving safety along OR 8. Several upcoming projects will upgrade crosswalks, intersections, bus stops, curb ramps, lighting and signs. One of these safety projects is on OR 8 at 44th/45th Avenue. Improvements include:

  • New flashing beacon and advanced warning signs. Pedestrian-activated flashing lights will replace the existing overhead signs at the crosswalk in each direction of OR 8 between SE 44th and SE 45th Avenues. These flashing lights will help alert drivers that a pedestrian is crossing the street. When not in use, the flashing beacons will be dark. New flashing signs, located approximately 200 feet ahead of the crosswalk in both directions, will provide drivers with advanced warning that a pedestrian has activated the flashing beacon.

  • Improved lighting. Improving intersection lighting can reduce nighttime crashes due to better visibility. 

  • Upgraded ADA curb ramps. Upgrading ADA curb ramps will meet new design standards and provide better access for people who rely on them.​


OR 8 | ​OR 8 between SE 44th and SE 45th avenues.

Cost and Funding

​$2.1 million (combined with the OR 8 at OR 219 Intersection Improvements Project​)

Additional Information

For Americans with Disabilities Act or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/ interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY (800) 735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

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Contacts & Media

Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Lili Boicourt

Last Updated

10/16/2020 9:43 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
OR 8 at 44th & 45th Fact Sheet March 2019.pdfThis fact sheet details the construction project, schedule and expected traffic impacts on the OR 8 Pedestrian Crossing Project between 44th Avenue and 45th Avenue in Hillsboro.
OR 8 at 44_45 Construction Newsletter March 2020.pdfThis newsletter outlines the project construction timeline, potential construction impacts to travelers and neighbors, and the purpose of the project.

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