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Outer Powell Transportation Safety Project - Construction Complete

Project Completed

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

​​​​​​​​​​​​Construction to bring safety improvements to Outer Powell from SE 122nd Avenue to SE 136th Avenue (Phase One) was completed in fall 2020. Thank you to the community for your patience and coordination throughout construction.


Construction Impacts

Construction from SE 122nd Avenue to SE 136th Avenue (Phase One) was completed in fall 2020.​

The remaining sections of the corridor from SE 99th to SE 122nd and SE 136th to SE 174th (Phase Two) are gearing up to begin construction in the first quarter of 2024. Learn more here.

Meetings and Events

There are no meetings or events scheduled at this time.

The project team hosted an online open house from September 23 to October 18 to present information about the recently completed construction and the design plans for Phase 2. While the online open house is now closed, you can still access the information and learn more here​.


​Spring 2019- Fall 2020 from SE 122nd Avenue to SE 136th Avenue​ (Phase One) - completed

Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2024 for the remaining sections of the corridor from SE 99th to SE 122nd and SE 136th to SE 174th (Phase Two). Pre-construction activities within the project limits for Phase Two are underway through 2024. Learn more here.



ODOT constructed roadway improvements on Powell Boulevard (US Highway 26) from SE 122nd Avenue to SE 136th Avenue. These safety improvements will reduce the frequency and severity of crashes and help vehicles, pedestrians, transit and bicyclists share the road with fewer conflicts. Roadway, bike and pedestrian safety improvements include:

  • Sidewalks where there are none now
  • Crosswalks so people can cross the road more safely
  • Mix of buffered, separated and sidewalk level bike lanes
  • Center turn lanes for cars, buses and trucks for safer turns and to reduce back-ups
  • Storm drains to prevent water from pooling on the road
  • Lighting for improved visibility
  • Enhanced pedestrian crossings with Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons to alert drivers that people are crossing the street
 Image of the roadway and sidewalk conditions on Powell Boulevard before construction of Phase One.
Roadway and sidewalk conditions on SE Powell Boulevard prior to construction of Phase One. 

Image of the roadway and sidewalk improvements on Powell Boulevard after construction of Phase One.

Roadway and sidewalk improvements on SE Powell Boulevard for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers after construction of Phase One. 

​This was the first phase of the Outer Powell Transportation Safety Project. The second phase is currently in pre-construction and will bring safety improvements from I-205 to SE 122nd Avenue and SE 136th Avenue to just east of SE 174th Avenue (the Portland/Gresham city limits).


U.S. 26 | U.S. 26 SE 122nd Avenue to SE 136th Avenue in Portland

Cost and Funding

Project cost: $24,505,000 ​

Additional Information

​For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) 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.

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Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Dee Hidalgo

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Last Updated

2/13/2024 8:59 AM

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