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OR 213: Roundabout at Toliver Road

Construction Phase

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

​ODOT, in partnership with the City of Molalla, is improving safety at the intersection of OR 213 and Toliver Road in Molalla by constructing a roundabout.


Traffic Impact

(June 2, 2023 update)

Pre-construction work continues with nighttime lane closures in Molalla

Expect nighttime lane closures for utility work on OR 213 starting at 7 p.m.

NW Natural and communication provider Astound continue utility work at the intersection of OR 213 and Toliver Road. Once Astound's work is complete, PGE will remove the old power poles.  

Travelers can expect nighttime lane closures on OR 213 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. with flaggers directing traffic Sunday through Thursday nights.

We do not anticipate lane closures on Toliver Road the week of June 5. 

The contractor for the roundabout will start preparing the area for construction next week. Starting as soon as June 12, plan for periodic lane closures on Toliver Road. ​

Meetings and Events

​Visit our​ online open house to learn:

  • About roundabouts and how to use them. 
  • About construction impacts, including a full intersection closure at OR 213 and Toliver Road for construction in summer 2023. 
We will provide a project update at the Dec. 14 Molalla City Council meeting located at 315 Kennel Avenue​. Prior to the meeting, from 6-7 p.m. staff will be available to answer questions.​

Aprenda más sobre la glorieta y los impactos de la construcción mientras hace clic a través de las estaciones en este sitio de puertas abiertas en línea.​


  • Design was complete in 2022. 
  • Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2023 with utility work scheduled for spring 2023. 
Schedule is subject to change.



​Currently, the intersection of OR 213 and Toliver Road is controlled by stop signs and has a high rate of crashes. A roundabout will improve safety by reducing sharp turns while also accommodating the type of traffic that uses it, including large vehicles like trucks, buses and agricultural equipment.

In 2018, ODOT conducted a Road Safety Audit which studied the safety concerns and travel through the intersection and identified potential solutions. Through this audit and work with local agencies and engineers, it was determined a roundabout will bring the greatest safety benefits.

In addition, we will install new lighting at the intersection. 

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OR 213 |

​At the intersection of Toliver Road

Cost and Funding

$10,264,000 including funding from the City of Molalla. 


The intersection of OR 213 and Toliver Road has a high crash rate, within the top 10 percent of all highway segments in the state. Between 2007 and the end of 2016, there were 38 crashes and 83 percent of crashes resulted in injury. Constructing a roundabout will improve safety for travelers while still allowing turning movements.

Additional Information

What is a roundabout?
A roundabout is a type of circular intersection that uses yield signs to control traffic entering the intersection. Roundabouts are designed with curved entrances to reduce speeds and to reduce high-speed, head-on, right-angle and turning crashes, which improves safety. 

Learn more about roundabouts. 

Why not install a traffic signal?

While a traffic signal may facilitate all the directions of traffic and turns, installing new traffic signals can result in an increase in rear-end crashes. In rural areas, new traffic signals are associated with a 77 percent reduction in angle crashes, but also a 58 percent increase in rear-end crashes, which can be severe and fatal in high-speed areas. 

Traffic signals do not address speeds at an intersection − roundabouts do reduce speeds. Often drivers accelerate through an intersection to try to make it through before the signal turns red, which is dangerous. 
A roundabout was found to facilitate all directions of traffic and turning movements while bringing the greatest safety benefits, including reducing speeds into the community. 

Learn more in the full Road Safety Audit. 

Can trucks/buses/farm equipment use a roundabout? 
Yes! The roundabout will be designed to accommodate the types of vehicles that currently use this intersection, including school buses, farm equipment and trucks. If you are concerned about a piece of equipment fitting through the roundabout, please contact the project team.

How do I use a roundabout?
Watch a video​ from the Federal Highway Administration to learn more about how to use a roundabout. ​​


For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations and/or translation/interpretation services, call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.
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Katelyn Jackson
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Last Updated

6/2/2023 3:38 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
20478-OR213atMP15.71-Snapshot.pdfA brief overview of the project, including costs and benefits.
OR213-ToliverRd-RoadSafetyAudit-20478.pdfView the full 2018 road safety audit for the intersection of OR 213 and Toliver Road. Please note: this is a large file.
Intersection-Control-Evaluation-2019-20478.pdfView the full Intersection Control Evaluation Report from 2019. Please note: this is a large file.
Fact-Sheet-Toliver-roundabout.pdfView a fact sheet from summer 2021.
Fact-Sheet-Toliver-Spanish.pdfhoja de hechos
OR213-Toliver-CN-20478.pdfConstruction information.