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

Project Completed

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

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Construction is completed to bring much needed safety improvements to a segment of OR 8 between SE 44th and 45th Avenues in Hillsboro.


Construction Impacts

Construction Update
​Last updated March 18, 2021

The new Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) system at the TV Highway and 44th Street is now operational. Construction on this project is complete.  No further traffic impacts are expected.

​​Construction of these improvements began in March 2020 and were complete in March 2021. 


​​Project design: completed in spring 2019
Project construction: March 2020 through March 2021



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 included:

  • 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

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Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Lili Boicourt

Last Updated

12/12/2022 10:18 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.