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Region 1 ADA Curb Ramp Upgrades – Cornelius and Forest Grove

Construction Phase

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Cornelius, Forest Grove, Washington)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We are bringing sidewalk curb ramps into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act  (ADA) accessibility standards on OR 8 in Cornelius and Forest Grove. Construction will continue through 2021. Leer esta información en español. ​​


Construction Impacts

There are currently no traffic impacts. Phase 1 construction is complete. Phase 2 construction is expected to begin in fall 2021.​

This work will cause intermittent lane, shoulder and sidewalk closures on OR 8 and on intersec​ting local streets. All roads will remain open, with a temporary speed reduction on OR 8 from 40 MPH to 30 MPH. We will provide ADA-accessible pedestrian detours around the work zones and maintain access for customers of adjacent businesses. Some TriMet stops may be temporarily closed or relocated; t​his will be communicated at the affected bus stops and on On-street parking in some areas will be temporarily removed and some spaces may be permanently removed. We will coordinate with affected property and business owners as needed.​

Work is expected to take place during the day, unless a temporary lane closure on a highway is required. In this case, work may take place at night to minimize traffic impacts. For any noise-related concerns, contact the 24/7 noise hotline at 971-673-5239.​


Work began in January 2021 and will be complete in spring 2022.



We are replacing existing, non-compliant sidewalk curb ramps along OR 8 (Adair and Baseline/Pacific streets) in Cornelius and the eastern end of Forest Grove. Curb ramps are being constructed at 13 non-signalized intersections on both sections of the one-way couplet from N. 17th Avenue to Yew Street. 

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Construction began in January 2021 and will continue intermittently through Spring 2022. Generally, it takes 1-2 weeks to complete work on an individual corner, with construction on several corners happening concurrently. However, only one corner per intersection will be under construction at a time in order to better maintain access to nearby businesses and services.​

The ODOT ADA PROGRAM is working to bring more than 25,000 curb ramps throughout Oregon into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The effort was launched in response to a formal complaint from the Association of Oregon Centers for Independent Living (AOCIL). Together we reached an agreement to improve curb ramps and pedestrian signals along all state highways. We are committed to new standards for accessible routes through work zones, outreach and addressing public concerns. Everyone who uses sidewalks along our highways will benefit from this commitment and the improvements we make to the curb ramps.


OR 8 |

​N. 17th Avenue to Yew Street in Cornelius & Forest Grove

Cost and Funding

​$2.46 million


​Brown Contracting​, Inc


​People with disabilities and everyone who uses sidewalks along the highway will benefit from the curb ramp upgrades.​

Additional Information

​¿Hablas español? Podemos proporcionar la información de esta publicación en español. Para recibir información por favor llame al 503-731-4128. 

Leer esta información en español. 

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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Community Affairs Coordinator
Lili Boicourt

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Last Updated

10/5/2021 3:10 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
22116_OR8_Factsheet_English.pdfProject Factsheet, January 2021
22116_OR8_Factsheet_Español.pdfLeer esta información en español.

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