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OR 8 at OR 219 Intersection Improvements

Project Completed

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

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Construction is complete to bring much needed safety improvements to the intersections at Oak Street and 1st Avenue (also known as OR 219), and at Baseline Street and 1st Avenue on OR 8 in Hillsboro. 


Construction Impacts

Construction Update 
​Last updated March 18, 2021

All work is complete on this project.


​​​Project design: completed in spring 2019
Project construction: February 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 where it intersects with OR 219 (or S 1st Avenue) in downtown Hillsboro. This section of OR 8 is split into two one-way streets— SW Oak Street in the eastbound direction and SW Baseline Street in the westbound direction. To reduce crashes and improve safety, we paved both intersections and made other improvements that included:
  • ​New traffic signals and signs. Improving hardware can reduce crashes by making signal indications more visible. Installing signs reduces crashes, particularly side-swipe collisions, by making it clearer to drivers which lane to be in. Pedestrian countdown timers help pedestrians make better decisions about how much time is left to cross the road, reducing their chances for unsafe crossings.

  • 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.​

  • New southbound left-turn lane at the S 1st Avenue and SW Oak Street intersection. Providing a left turn lane and designated left turn signal will reduce the potential for crashes at this intersection.​​

Map of improvements described above


OR 8 | ​OR 8 at OR 219 in Hillsboro

Cost and Funding

​$2​.1 million (combined with the OR 8 Pedestrian Crossing Upgrade at SE 44th/45th Avenue​)

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

9/19/2023 2:13 PM

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