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OR 8 at East Lane (Cornelius) Pedestrian Safety Project

Project Completed

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

​​​​​Construction finished in April 2024 on a project to increase safety and pedestrian connectivity on OR 8 at the interesction with East Lane in Cornelius.​ 

¿Hablas español? Tenemos información del proyecto disponible aquí en español​.


Construction Impacts

There are no more construction impacts on this project.


​Construction began in Oct. 2023 and finished in April 2024.



​OR 8 is a busy 45 MPH, 5-lane highway through Cornelius with long distances between marked crosswalks. This project built a new crosswalk on OR 8 at East Lane along with a pedestrian activated beacon, also known as a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon, or RRFB. Additional related work included constructing new sidewalk, lighting, sidewalk curb ramps to meet ADA requirements, high visibility striping, a center pedestrian island and advanced flashing signs.


About Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs)
RRFBs use flashing yellow lights to alert drivers that someone is crossing the street. Pedestrians activate the beacons with the press of a button. When not in use, the flashing beacons are dark.

New flashing signs, located approximately 300 feet ahead of the crosswalk in both directions, give drivers advance warning that a pedestrian has activated the flashing beacon.

We install RRFBs at specific crossings with high pedestrian and vehicle traffic because they can reduce crashes by as much as 47 percent, according to the Federal Highway Administration. RRFBs are a critical part of our efforts to maintain a modern and safe transportation system.

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Above: Example of a completed Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) crosswalk, creating a safer and more visible pedestrian crossing along a busy corridor.


OR 8 |

​East Lane in Cornelius

Cost and Funding

​$1 million


  • ​Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) reduce crashes between vehicles and pedestrians by creating more visibility at pedestrian crossings and increasing driver awareness of a person crossing the road.
  • This new RRFB in Cornelius makes it safer for people to cross OR 8 and connect neighborhoods with nearby destinations such as bus stops and local businesses.
  • New sidewalk curb ramps around the intersection ensure the new crosswalk is accessible for everyone.

Additional Information

​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.​

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 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.

Contacts & Media

Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Lili Boicourt

Last Updated

5/15/2024 8:26 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
OR8_at_EastLaneOctober2023.pdfThis construction mailer from October 2023 includes information about this pedestrian safety project, traffic impacts and contact information.
OR8-East-Lane-Construction-Spanish.pdfTenemos información del proyecto disponible aquí en español. Octubre 2023