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Project Details

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, Curb Extensions, new illumination, new bicycle markings, as well as changes to traffic operations to reduce vehicle crashes.

Impacts

Meetings and Events

​Please join the project team at a community open house!

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Jackson Middle School, 10625 SW 35th Ave

Jackson Middle School is accessible to people using mobility devices and is located on SW 35th Ave, just south of Huber St, near Trimet busline #43 and the Barbur Transit Center. On site parking is available. Attendees can see proposed designs, ask questions and share thoughts.

Schedule

This project is currently being designed. Construction will take place from 2021 to 2022. More information on the anticipated schedule and impacts will be made available prior to the start of construction.

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, Curb Extensions, new illumination, new bicycle markings, as well as changes to traffic operations to reduce vehicle crashes. The top priority of this project is to improve safety.

To improve vehicle safety, left turns will be prohibited for vehicles traveling northbound on SW Capitol Hwy at the 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.

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 showed a substantial increase in congestion in two areas: northbound traffic approaching SW Barbur Blvd on SW Capitol Hwy and southbound traffic approaching SW Barbur Blvd on SW Capitol Hwy.

Location

OR 99W | Barbur at SW Capitol Hwy SW Capitol Hwy

Cost and Funding

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

Benefits

This project will improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers. It will change operations in the crossroads 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 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
Ellen Sweeney
Email
Ellen.SWEENEY@odot.state.or.us
Phone
503-731-8230

Last Updated

9/26/2019 12:29 PM

Project Number

20438

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