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Lombard Multimodal Safety Project

Project Completed

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


​A Safer and More Accessible North Lombard Street
Improved safety and travel-time predictability for people walking, biking, rolling, taking transit, driving and moving freight along North Lombard Street between North Fiske Avenue and North Boston Avenue.



Impacts

Traffic Impact

The Lombard Multimodal Project is Complete
Updated Sept. 12, 2022

North Lombard Street/U.S. 30 Bypass is the 11th highest fatal and serious crash corridor in the city of Portland. On average a crash occurs every nine days on this corridor. Just over half (53%) of the crashes result in injury. We partnered with the Portland Bureau of Transportation to make a safer and more accessible North Lombard Street for all users. View or download the Lombard Multimodal Safety Project Complete factsheet. ​

Thank you to our communities, businesses and all users of North Lombard Street for your patience during this project.

Our crews added the following improvements:
  • 177 new curb ramps that meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) requirements. This provides greater safety and access for all. 
  • ​91 safer crosswalks with fewer lanes to cross.
  • 2.4 miles of new buffered bike lanes improves safety for people riding bikes.
  • 1.3 miles of new pavement and center turn lanes. Converting from four to three lanes helps reduce crashes by 29%; a center turn lane helps reduce crashes by 19%.
  • Five new traffic signals help reduce crashes by 25%.  
  • Two new pedestrian-activated crossings. Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) and median refuge islands improve visibility and safety for people crossing the street. 

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Above: North Lombard Street between North Drummond Avenue and North Oatman Avenue before safety improvements.
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Above: North Lombard Street between North Drummond Avenue and North Oatman Avenue after safety improvements.
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Above: North Lombard street with no safe pedestrian crossings before safety improvements.
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Above: A RRFB and median refuge island for safer and more visible pedestrian crossings after improvements.

Lombard-Improvements-Image3Before_600px.jpgAbove: A non ADA-compliant sidewalk curb ramp on North Lombard Street before improvements.​

Lombard-Improvements-Image3After.-600pxjpg.jpgAbove: Upgraded ADA accessible sidewalk curb ramps for greater safety for all users after improvements.

Construction Impacts

You may notice crews cleaning up and making a few minor adjustments during the fall of 2022, but no major traffic or noise impacts are expected. ​

We received a noise variance from the City of Portland to do limited work between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The noise concerns hotline is 503-294-2125. This number is available for nearby residents and businesses to help resolve any ODOT noise-related concerns 24 hours a day.

Schedule

Safety improvements are complete. 

Details

About

This project improved safety and travel-time predictability for people walking, biking, rolling, taking transit, driving, and moving freight along North Lombard Street between North Fiske Avenue and North Boston Avenue. This was accomplished by reducing travel lanes to one lane in each direction and adding a center turn lane, buffered bike lanes, pedestrian-activated crossings, updated traffic signals, curb ramps that meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, and wider vehicle lanes for this designated freight route. North Lombard was also repaved between North Newman Avenue to North Boston Avenue.

We partnered with the Portland Bureau of Transportation to make a safer and more accessible North Lombard Street for all users. ODOT designed and constructed the improvements. The Portland Bureau of Transportation designed and contrusted a traffic signal and ADA curb ramp improvements at the intersection of North Lombard Street/U.S. 30 Bypass and North Fenwick Avenue.
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Project Map ​

A map of the project area on North Lombard Street

Location

U.S. 30BY | North Lombard Street (US30 BY) between N Fiske Ave and N Boston Ave.

Cost and Funding

$16,507,798 funded by All Road Transportation Safety (ARTS), Operations, Fix-it Leverage and the ADA program.

Contractor

​Corpac Construction Co.

Benefits

This project improved safety and travel-time predictability for people walking, biking, rolling, taking transit, driving and moving freight along North Lombard Street between North Fiske Avenue and North Boston Avenue.

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This image illustrates a pedestrian activated crosswalk and buffered bike lanes.

What Problem Will This Improve?

  • Improved travel-time predictability for vehicles and freight by adding a turn lane to reduce stopped vehicles and wider vehicle lanes for this designated freight route.
  • Safety for all users by reducing fatal and serious crashes by adding a center turn lane.
  • Basic pedestrian access, safety and accessibility features at many intersections.
  • Pedestrian-activated crossings and curb ramps to improve safety and accessibility for all travelers.

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. 
 
Si desea obtener información sobre este proyecto traducida al español, sírvase llamar al 503-731-4128.
 
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Contacts & Media

Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Dee Hidalgo
Email
dee.hidalgo@ODOT.oregon.gov
Phone
503-731-8230
Project Hotline
24/7 Noise Hotline: 503-294-2125
Project Accommodation Request
503-731-4128

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Last Updated

9/13/2022 9:24 AM

Project Number

20413

Project Documents

Related documents to this project
Fact Sheet Lombard Multimodal Safety Project.pdfThis is the Fact Sheet for the Lombard Multimodal Safety Project.
FAQ Lombard Multimodal Safety Project.pdfThis is the Frequently Asked Questions document for the Lombard Multimodal Safety Project.
Lombard Paving Mailer Letter June 2022.pdfThis is the project mailer including information about night paving beginning late June 2022.
Lombard Safety Improvements Project Complete Factsheet.pdfLombard Safety Improvements Project Complete Factsheet details improvements in English and Spanish.