ODOT is beginning design to improve pavement conditions on U.S. 30 (NW St. Helens Road) between NW Bridge Avenue and NW Kittridge Avenue. Pavement conditions on this stretch of U.S. 30 are currently poor and deteriorating. Improved paving conditions will make it safer for all road users (people walking, biking, rolling, driving and moving freight). These improvements are important to make now, before pavement conditions worsen and require a full roadway reconstruction.
In addition to repaving the roadway, ODOT will construct new and upgrade existing curb ramps to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, replace guardrails where they are substandard, install new signals at NW Bridge Avenue and NW Front Avenue, and improve the roadway for people using bicycles by adjusting vehicle lane widths on this designated freight route and adding bike lanes with a painted buffer.
U.S 30 from approximately NW Bridge Avenue to NW Kittridge Avenue.
Cost and Funding
Improving the pavement condition will create a safer environment for all travelers. In addition to repaving, this project will include other improvements to enhance safety and mobility for people walking, biking, and rolling. These other improvements include:
- New or upgraded ADA ramps installed along the roadway at NW 55th Avenue, NW 56th Avenue, NW 57th Avenue, NW Saltzman Road, NW 60th Avenue, NW Front Avenue, and NW Bridge Avenue.
- Traffic and crosswalk signal upgrades at NW Bridge Avenue and NW Front Avenue to improve signal timing and detection for cars and people.
- New guardrail where existing rail is substandard.
- Improvements for people using bikes by adjusting vehicle lane widths on this designated freight route, and adding bike lanes with a painted buffer where space allows.
[Image Description: The newly repaved U.S. 30 will have five-foot-wide bike lanes with a two-foot-wide buffer where space allows. In some locations, the bike lane may be more or less than five feet wide because of roadway width opportunities and limitations.]
*As seen in the image above, the newly repaved U.S. 30 will have five-foot-wide bike lanes with a two-foot-wide buffer where space allows. In some locations, the bike lane may be more or less than five feet wide because of roadway width opportunities and limitations.
What Problem Will This
Poor pavement conditions create safety concerns for people using the roadway. Improving the pavement condition will create a safer environment for all roadway users and help prevent damage as a result of pavement chipping, increased tire friction, and uneven pavement. If paving is not done now, conditions are likely to deteriorate to the point where a full-depth roadway reconstruction is needed.
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