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OR 8: Canyon Road Streetscape Project

Design Phase

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

A partnership project between the Oregon Department of Transportation and the City of Beaverton is under way to improve SW Canyon Road (OR 8) from SW Short Street and SW Hocken Avenue in Central Beaverton. Construction is expected to begin in 2020.


Traffic Impact

​Once​ construction begins in 2020, up-to-date traffic impacts will be available on this website and on

Meetings and Events

​Thank you to those who attended the Dec. 11, 2017 open house.  Future public meetings and event will be posted here. 


Spring 2017-Summer 2019: project design/engineering

Oct/Nov/Dec 2017: initial outreach to property and business owners along Canyon Road and first public open house (Dec 11)

2020-2021: construction



The City of Beaverton adopted the Beaverton Community Vision in 2010, which calls for a revitalized, walkable and safe downtown.  The Canyon Road Streetscape Project is designed with this vision in mind.  The goal is to enhance the existing streetscape by creating a sense of place with trees, sidewalks, center medians and a new crosswalk.  The new streetscape will increase pedestrian connectivity between the Creekside District and Old Town in Central Beaverton. It will also improve highway safety, signal operations, and access to transit on Canyon Road. For more information on the City’s priorities and the history of the project, visit

The City worked to develop a concept with ODOT and stakeholders through a series of public meetings. The project is now moving from the concept to design and engineering stage, with construction in 2020.  


  • Widen sidewalks on Canyon Road to 9 feet where possible, with a landscape buffer (in select locations).  Improve accessible sidewalk curb ramps
  • Add a crosswalk and a flashing beacon on Canyon Road at Rose Biggi Avenue.  A flashing beacon is a pedestrian-activated flashing light at a marked crosswalk to help alert motorists that a pedestrian is crossing the street
  • Add a landscaped center median on Canyon Road between Short Street and Cedar Hills Boulevard
  • Add a dedicated left-turn lane from Canyon Road eastbound to Cedar Hills Boulevard northbound
  • Upgrade the traffic signals and lighting on Canyon Road at Cedar Hills Boulevard and at Hocken Avenue 
  • Rebuild driveways and evaluate business access within the project area for safety and compatibility with project design. Driveway modifications will be discussed individually with property owners in fall 2017 through May 2018



OR 8 | ​Canyon Road (OR 8) from SW Short Street to SW Hocken Avenue in Central Beaverton.

Cost and Funding

​​$4.3 million

Additional Information

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Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Lili Boicourt

Last Updated

5/17/2018 4:57 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
FactSheet-May2018-18758.pdfThe fact sheet from May 2018 that includes project description, elements and schedule.

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