Skip to main content

Project-Details





OR 8 at River Road Safety Project

Construction Phase

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


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Construction began in March 2022 to replace traffic lights, pedestrian signals, railroad markings and improve illumination at the intersection of OR 8 and River Road in Hillsboro. Once construction is complete, the intersection will be safer for people walking, rolling, riding bicycles, driving motor vehicles and operating freight trains​.

Impacts

Construction Impacts

Current construction impacts (as of 7/29/22)
  • Detours at the OR 8 and River Road intersection have ended and all turns have re-opened at the intersection. Pedestrians are able to use the crosswalks and the shuttle is no longer necessary.
  • Daytime shoulder closures are continuing through the week of Aug 1.
Construction through late summer 2022
Construction will continue through summer 2​022 with daytime work causing sidewalk and/or shoulder closures and nighttime work causing single lane closures. ​​Detours will not be necessary during this period of time.​ During construction:​​
  • OR 8 and nearby business accesses are remaining open.
  • People on bicycles may be sharing the road with motor vehicles.
  • The bus stop on the SE corner of the intersection may be closed to accomodate construction. Visit trimet.org/alerts for specific information.
ODOT will continue to communicate details about the closures on this website, through email and using onsite portable electronic messaging signs for people traveling through the area.​

Schedule

Construction began March 2022 and is expected to be completed in summer 2022.

Details

About

​ODOT is upgrading the intersection to include new traffic lights, signalized crosswalks with audible alerts, railroad markings and enhanced illumination. Once the improvements are complete, people using the intersection will be forewarned about the upcoming railroad tracks with new markings in place, while new illuminated pedestrian signals and traffic lights will indicate safe times to cross the intersection. To increase visibility for all travelers, ODOT is also enhancing lighting.

OR 8 at River Road.png

En marzo del 2022 comenzarán las obras en la intersección de la carretera estatal OR 8 con River Road en Hillsboro. Por dos semanas durante la construcción estará bloqueado el acceso directo a River Road desde la carretera estatal OR 8. Además, no se permitirá ninguna vuelta a la izquierda en la intersección. Durante este tiempo habrá desvíos para las personas que transiten hacia el norte o el sur de la intersección. El Departamento de Transporte de Oregón (ODOT) reemplazará los semáforos, las señales peatonales, el marcado de las vías ferroviarias y mejorará el alumbrado para que la intersección sea más segura para las personas que van a pie, viajan en rodantes, montan a bicicleta, conducen vehículos motorizados y operan trenes de carga.

Location

OR 8 |

​Oregon 8 at River Road

Cost and Funding

​Project cost: $2.6 million

Benefits

​The improvements will make the intersection safer and more efficient for everyone that uses it.​

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.

¿Habla ustéd español? Podemos proveer la información en esta publicación en español. Para recibir la información en español, por favor llamé al (503) 731-4128.

Contacts & Media

Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Lili Boicourt
Email
Lili.D.Boicourt@odot.state.or.us
Phone
503-731-8247
Project Accommodation Request
(503) 731-4128

Get Project Alerts

Sign up for the newsletter!

Last Updated

7/29/2022 8:32 AM

Project Number

20451

Project Documents

Related documents to this project
OR8_SafetyImprovements6.10.2021.pdfDesign Phase - Project fact sheet June 2021.
OR8_SafetyImprovements-Spanish-20451.pdfDesign Phase - Factsheet in Spanish/hoja de hechos (Junio 2021)
OR8_SafetyImprovements_02242022.pdfConstruction Phase Factsheet - Spring 2022
02092022_OR8_map-route-handout_v18.pdfConstruction Phase Detour Map - Spring 2022
OR8_SafetyImprovements_03102022_spanish.pdfConstruction Phase - Spanish/hoja de hechos (Marzo 2022)