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Barbur Crossroads Safety Project

Design Phase

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


The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be making safety improvements to the Barbur Crossroads area where SW Barbur Blvd, SW Capitol Hwy and SW Taylors Ferry Rd meet. The project includes many safety elements including a new sidewalk, ADA ramps, pedestrian countdown signals, new illumination, new bicycle markings, as well as a slight change to traffic operations to reduce vehicle crashes.

Impacts

Construction Impacts

Night work is required throughout most of this project and nighttime noise will include backup alarms and noise from construction trucks and heavy equipment, such as generators, dump trucks, pavement rollers and street sweepers. We expect up to 56 nights of work in the area. Nighttime hours will be vary by day of the week, with most work occuring between 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Before construction begins, we will have a noise hotline number you can call 24/7 to share any noise-related concerns.​

Typical traffic impacts will include lane, sidewalk and bike lane closures in the project area, with most work happening at night. We will share more details about traffic impacts before construction begins. ​

Schedule

Design is nearly complete for this project. Construction will take place from 2021 to 2022. We will share more information about the anticipated construction impacts before construction begins. In the meantime, check back on this website or sign up for email updates by clicking here​.

Details

About

​The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be making safety improvements to the Barbur Crossroads area where SW Barbur Blvd, SW Capitol Hwy and SW Taylors Ferry Rd meet. The project includes many safety elements including a new wider sidewalk, ADA ramps, pedestrian countdown signals, new illumination, new bicycle markings, as well as a slight change to traffic operations to reduce vehicle crashes. The top priority of this project is to improve safety.

To improve safety for those traveling by vehicle, left turns will be prohibited for vehicles traveling northbound on SW Capitol Hwy at the SW Barbur Blvd intersection. Vehicles will not be able to turn left from SW Capitol Hwy onto SW Barbur Blvd or the I-5 Southbound onramp.

Barbur Crossroads Project Map 2020.2.24.jpg
 

Why not add a protected left turn signal?

As this is a complex set of intersections, our traffic engineers completed a holistic analysis of the Barbur Crossroads area, weighing different options with the goal of reducing crashes. We looked closely at an option to add a protected left turn at the SW Capitol Hwy at SW Barbur Blvd intersection for traffic heading north on SW Capitol Hwy. The traffic analysis for this scenario showed a substantial increase in congestion on streets surrounding this intersection.
 
How will I get to I-5 and Barbur southbound?
There are many available alternate routes to access I-5 southbound or SW Barbur Blvd southbound. The map below shows, in purple, routes that many travelers are currently using and may continue to use.
 
Vicinity route map.jpg 

Location

OR 99W | SW Barbur Blvd at SW Capitol Hwy

Cost and Funding

$2,975,700 from All Road Transportation Safety (ARTS) funding

Benefits

This project is expected improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers. It will introduce a slight change to vehicle operations at the intersection of SW Barbur Blvd and SW Capitol Hwy to reduce crashes and ensure drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists are taking the safest paths available.

What Problem Will This Improve?

​The intersection of SW Barbur Blvd at SW Capitol Hwy is in the top 10% of the statewide Safety Priority Index System (SPIS). There have been at least 161 crashes in the intersection since 2008, 16% of which are directly related to northbound traffic on SW Capitol Hwy turning left onto SW Barbur Blvd or the I-5 southbound freeway onramp and 51% of these crashes were rear-end or side swipe crashes.

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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Contacts & Media

Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Hope Estes
Email
Hope.Estes@odot.state.or.us
Phone
503-731-4812

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Last Updated

2/22/2021 11:21 AM

Project Number

20438

Project Documents

Related documents to this project
Barbur Road Safety Audit.pdfThis is the report from the 2015 Barbur Road Safety Audit.



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