In working with Marion County, we identified that the OR 551 and Ehlen Road intersection needs safety improvements. The current intersection layout creates congestion as a car is waiting to make a left turn.
To address the safety and operational issues, we will add left turn lanes on Ehlen Road approaching OR 551 in both directions.
To reduce congestion and improve operations at the intersection, the left turn lane will be protected by a concrete traffic separator on the west side of Ehlen Road. This separator will restrict left turns to and from Boones Ferry Road onto Ehlen Road.
Because of the new concrete separator, left-turning traffic on the north side of the Boones Ferry/Ehlen Road intersection will use Keil Road. Left-turning traffic on the south side of the intersection will use the new county connector road.
As part of the project, we will need to remove some trees and bushes on OR 551 and Ehlen Road NE. This will allow us to expand OR 551 to include a new right turn lane onto Julia Road NE and widen Ehlen Road NE to add two new left turn lanes onto OR 551.
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Past Meeting and Events
An online open house was held on August 4 - 31, 2020.
A construction online open house was held on December 21, 2020 - January 15, 2021.
Ehlen Road Intersection
Cost and Funding