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U.S. 30: Signal & ADA upgrades – Pendleton Umatilla Co.

Construction Phase

Region 5: Eastern Oregon (Pendleton, Umatilla)

​​​​​​Upgrade traffic signals and ADA sidewalk ramps at the SE Court Avenue (U.S. 30) and SE 1st Street intersection.


Traffic Impact

Click here to see enlarged project map.For the week of May 9:

  • ADA curb ramp construction and electrical work continues all week.
  • Traffic on U.S. 30/SE Court Avenue is reduced to one lane.
  • SE 1st Street on the south side of U.S. 30/SE Court Avenue is closed to traffic for the next few weeks.
  • Access to businesses in the area remains open. We have opened up more parking along Court Avenue for businesses. Some parking may need to be closed periodically to accommodate equipment.
  • Watch for signs and intermittent flaggers.

Crews will be working Mondays through Fridays, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Traffic lights on Dorian are covered to allow traffic time to adjust to the new configuration. We plan to remove these lights and replace with stop signs.

Construction Impacts

Expect lane and sidewalk closures during construction activities in at the SE Court Avenue/SE 1st Street intersection work site. Minor lane and sidewalk impacts are expected during removal of the signals at the Dorian Avenue sites. Pedestrian detours to accommodate all users will be set up and marked during sidewalk closures. Motorists may want to use alternate routes during drilling/construction activities that require lane restrictions.

Meetings and Events

​We held an online open house from July 31 through August 14, 2020. Although comments are no longer being collected at the open house website, you can find project background information here (​). 


Construction is on-going and scheduled to continue through April 2022.



Upgrade traffic signals and ADA sidewalk ramps at SE Court Avenue (U.S. 30) and SE 1st Street intersection. Work also includes removing the old/existing traffic and pedestrian walk/wait signals along Dorian Avenue (U.S. 30) at the SE 1st and SW 4th Street intersections.
The SE Court Avenue/SE 1st Street replacement signals will have new metal poles with arched extensions holding signal heads. The traffic/pedestrian signals along Dorian being removed will not be replaced.


U.S. 30 |

​U.S. 30 (SE Court Avenue and SE Dorian Avenue) in Pendleton at SE 1st Street and SW 4th Street intersections.

Cost and Funding

Construction plus engineering is estimated at $1.5 M.


​HP Civil, Inc. | Stayton, OR


​Improve safety with ADA ramp upgrades and signal pole replacement.

What Problem Will This Improve?

​The existing poles and span wires holding the traffic signals at these intersection are old and do not meet current safety standards. The two Dorian Avenue intersection signals have limited benefit to downtown traffic and low pedestrian usage. Removing them will improve traffic flow along this main route through town. The reduction in signal maintenance costs will help fund improvements at other, busier signal locations in downtown Pendleton. Existing signal poles that support utilities such as lighting, city power/phone cables, etc. will remain in place, as needed.

Additional Information

​ADA ramp upgrades at the SE Court Avenue/SE 1st Street intersection will include eight new ramps, two per corner, each facing the crosswalk (see diagram) to meet required safety standards.

Crosswalk diagram.


Contacts & Media


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Project Contacts

Public Information Officer - ODOT Region 5
Tom Strandberg
541-963-1330, cell 541-663-6261

Assistant Resident Engineer
Alan Davis

Last Updated

5/9/2022 12:54 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
PU_K20533_EX_01.pdfSE Court (U.S. 30) at SE 1 St. Pendleton Intersection Project Info Paper