ODOT is beginning design to improve pavement conditions on U.S. 30 (NW St. Helens Road) between NW Bridge Avenue and NW Saltzman Road. 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, rolling, biking and driving vehicles and 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 upgrade 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 look for opportunities to improve the roadway for people using bicycles.
The project is currently planned from NW Bridge Avenue to NW Saltzman Road, but the project may be extended toward NW Kittridge Road if budget allows.
U.S 30 from approximately NW Bridge Avenue to NW Saltzman Road. The project may extend beyond NW Saltzman Road, if budget allows. The final project limits will be determined during the design process.
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 is substandard.
ODOT is also exploring opportunities to improve bike facilities on the roadway. The project team will continue to provide updates on bicycle facilities as the project progresses.
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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