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Project Details

OR 99W Safe Access to Transit

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Portland, Tigard, Multnomah)

​This project will improve safety, access to transit, active transportation and transit operation at five sites identified by Trimet. This will be achieved through a variety of methods including improving bus stops, constructing sidewalks to fill in gaps, enhancing road crossings, and installing signal priority and transit operations improvements.  ​​​


Traffic Impact

Typical traffic impacts may include temporary lane closures and traffic control with flaggers. Information will be made available prior to the start of construction.


​The project is in final design and construction is expected to occur in 2019. More information about construction dates for each site will be made available prior to the start of construction.



This project will improve safety an access to transit for two sites in Portland along Barbur Boulevard and three sites in Tigard on OR 99W/Pacific Highway, which were selected by Trimet. The project’s elements include sidewalk infill, enhanced pedestrian crossings, bus pads, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. As these sites are located on an ODOT highway, the project is being designed and constructed by ODOT. 

The two Portland locations are on SW Barbur Blvd at SW Lane Street, where northbound Barbur Boulevard splits from SW Naito Parkway, and on the east side of SW Barbur Blvd just north of the intersection with SW 53rd Ave.

The three Tigard locations are on SW Commercial Street between SW Lincoln Ave and SW Main Street underneath the OR 99W/Pacific Highway overpass, on the west side of OR 99W/Pacific Highway at Bull Mountain Road, and on the east side of OR 99W/Pacific Highway between SW Naeve Street and SW Beef Bend Road.

Site 1 (Portland):

Site 2 (Portland):

Site 3 (Tigard):

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Site 4 (Tigard):

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Site 5 (Tigard):

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Two locations on OR99W/SW Barbur Boulevard in Portland and three locations on OR 99W/Pacific Highway in Tigard.

Cost and Funding

​Total Construction Cost per Site
Site 1 (Portland): SW Barbur Blvd at SW Lane St/SW Naito Pkwy -- $425,000
Site 2 (Portland): SW Barbur Blvd at 53rd Avenue -- $309,000


By making it easier and safer to access the bus, this project will make transit usage more attractive. In particular, this project will increase access to transit for people with disabilities living and working near OR 99W/Barbur Boulevard/Pacific Highway West.

What Problem Will This Improve?

  • ​Basic pedestrian access, safety and accessibility features are missing in many parts of this corridor, especially near bus stops.
  • People with disabilities living and working in the corridor are not able to use all the bus stops due to a lack of ramps, concrete landing pads, sidewalks, and safe crossings.

Contacts & Media

Project Map

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Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Hope Estes

Last Updated

6/3/2019 9:35 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
Barbur Access to Transit Fact Sheet Sites 1 and 2.pdfThis is a fact sheet with information about the Barbur Safe Access to Transit project.

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