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Project Details

OR 99W Safe Access to Transit

Construction Phase

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 with improvements that include 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.


​UPDATE as of October 14, 2019: All five sites of this project are in active construction. We expect work to continue through the end of October, 2019. Please see below for current traffic impacts. 

Site 1 (Portland): SW Barbur Blvd at SW Lane Street
The right shoulder of northbound SW Barbur Boulevard and the left lane of northbound SW Naito Parkway will be closed at SW Barbur Boulevard and SW Lane Street near TriMet bus stops #177 (northbound) and #176 (southbound) beginning this week. These lane closures will last through the end of October. Other nighttime and daytime lane and shoulder closures in the project area are possible. Pedestrian traffic will be detoured around construction and bicycles will share the roadway. 

Site 2 (Portland): SW Barbur Blvd at SW 53rd Avenue
Nightime and daytime lane and shoulder closures. The sidewalk will be temporarily closed and pedestrians will have a temporary access route. Bicycles will share the roadway with cars. Work at this site will take place primarily at night. 

Site 3 (Tigard): SW Commercial Street from SW Lincoln Ave to SW Main St
Construction began in July and is expected to go through the end of October. SW Commercial Street is now open between Lincoln Ave and Main Street after a 60-day closure. There will be some daytime lane closures on SW Commercial Street through the end of the project. There will be a signed detour during the closure. Local access will be maintained for residents within the closure area, and a bike and pedestrian path will remain open. Work at this site will take place during the day.

Site 4 (Tigard): Pacific Highway at SW Bull Mountain Road
The right turn lane onto Bull Mountain Road from OR 99W south is now open. Intermittent lane closures on southbound OR 99W at Bull Mountain Road. Daytime and nighttime sidewalk closures on northbound OR 99W between Bull Mountain Road and Naeve St in Tigard.

Site 5 (Tigard) Pacific Highway from SW Beef Bend Road to SW Naeve
Daytime and nighttime sidewalk closures on northbound OR 99W between Naeve Street and Beef Bend Road in Tigard. There will be a temporary sidewalk closure and a temporary pedestrian access route. Bicycles will share the roadway with cars during closures. Closures will take place primarily at night. 



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 will be 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.

Portland Site 1: SW Barbur Boulevard at SW 53rd Avenue

Portland Site 2: SW Barbur Boulevard at SW Lane Street

Tigard Site 1: SW Commercial Street

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Tigard Site 2: OR 99W/Pacific Highway at Bull Mountain Road

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Tigard Site 3: OR 99W/Pacific Highway: Naeve to Beef Bend Road

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Two locations on OR 99W/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 53rd Avenue -- $309,000
Site 2 (Portland): SW Barbur Blvd at SW Lane St/SW Naito Pkwy -- $425,000


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.

Additional Information

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Contacts & Media

Project Map

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Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Hope Estes

Last Updated

10/14/2019 9:20 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
Tigard sites.pdfThis is a fact sheet with information about the three Tigard sites of the OR 99W Safe Access to Transit Project
Portland sites.pdfThis is a fact sheet with information about the two Portland sites of the Or 99W Safe Access to Transit Project

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