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OR 213: Roundabout at Toliver Road

Design Phase

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


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


Impacts

Traffic Impact

The developer of the property off Oregon 213 in Molalla where Tractor Supply Co. is located, Hix-Snedeker, will be constructing improvements along the highway required as part of the development effort. The improvements include:

  • Constructing a new left-turn lane for southbound traffic on OR 213 to increase safety for turning vehicles. 
  • A new sidewalk along the business on OR 213. 
From 6 a.m. Sept. 6 through Sept. 20, 2022, OR 213 will be fully closed in both directions, around-the-clock, at Tractor Supply Co. for the developer's contractor to replace a culvert. The schedule is subject to change. 

Traffic can follow a signed detour using Oregon 211/Main Street and Union Mills Road or take an alternate route. 

Local traffic can continue to access residences and businesses on either side of the closure area. Traffic to Molalla Market Center and to the businesses on the west side of OR 213 between Les Schwab and OR 211 can access their destinations by heading north on OR 213. Traffic to Tractor Supply can access the business by heading south on OR 213. 
Travelers can expect lane closures with flaggers directing traffic before and after the full closure of the highway. 

Construction Impacts

​Upcoming information gathering site work
Over the next several months you may see crews and equipment periodically in the area of OR 213 and Toliver Road to collect information to inform the project’s design.

Schedule

  • Design continues through 2022.
  • Construction is scheduled to begin in 2023. ​
Schedule is subject to change.

Details

About

​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.

A rendering of the circular intersection with Yield signs, sidewalks and truck aprons.
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Location

OR 213 |

​At the intersection of Toliver Road

Cost and Funding

​$8,976,249.00, including funding from the City of Molalla. 

Benefits

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. ​

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Nearby projects

Region 1 ADA Curb Ramp Project

We are bringing sidewalk curb ramps into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act  (ADA) accessibility standards on OR 211 in Molalla. People with disabilities and everyone who uses sidewalks along the highway will benefit from these upgrades. We will replace existing, non-compliant sidewalk curb ramps at non-signalized intersections along OR 211 (West Main Street and East Main Street) between Ridings Avenue and Mathias Road. Learn more.​

OR 211: Pedestrian and Bike Improvements

ODOT, in partnership with the City of Molalla, is making pedestrian and bicycle improvements in Molalla along the north side of OR 211 (Woodburn-Estacada Highway) between Oregon 213 and North Hezzie Lane. This project will enhance safety, operations, and efficiency for people walking, biking, driving, rolling and using transit in the area. Construction is underway through 2021. Learn more. 

OR 211: Molalla Avenue signal project

A local development project and will construct a new traffic signal at OR 211 and Molalla Avenue. Learn more. 

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Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Katelyn Jackson
Email
Katelyn.Jackson@odot.oregon.gov
Phone
503-731-8503

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Last Updated

8/17/2022 1:20 PM

Project Number

20478

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