New enhanced pedestrian crossings on SW Hall Boulevard
In partnership with the City of Tigard and Washington County, we are working on a project to enhance safety on Hall Boulevard (Oregon Hwy 141).
This project will install two new enhanced pedestrian crossings, or Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons, across SW Hall Boulevard at the intersections of SW Hemlock Street in unincorporated Washington County and SW Spruce Street within the City of Tigard. Additional related work at both of the new crossings includes constructing new sidewalk, new lighting and improving sidewalk curb ramps to meet ADA requirements.
Project Area Map
About Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons
Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons
, or RRFBs, use flashing yellow lights to alert drivers that someone is crossing the street. Pedestrians activate the beacons with the press of a button. ODOT installs RRFBs at crossings with high pedestrian and vehicle traffic because they can reduce crashes by as much as 47 percent.
Other Projects in the Area
Additional ODOT and partner agency project investments continue along and near Hall Boulevard.
OR 141 (SW Hall Boulevard) ADA Ramp Improvement Project: SW Scholls Ferry Road to SW Locust Street
We completed a project in fall 2023 to upgrade 67 sidewalk curb ramps at approximately 12 existing intersections along Oregon 141 (SW Hall Boulevard) between SW Scholls Ferry Road and SW Locust Street to make them ADA compliant. The improvements create safer and more accessible highway connections for all sidewalk users along SW Hall Boulevard. For more information please visit the project website
OR 141: SW Hall Boulevard from SW 92nd Avenue to SW Pfaffle Street
ODOT, in coordination with the City of Tigard, lowered the speed limit from 40 mph to 30 mph on OR 141 (SW Hall Boulevard) between SW 92nd Avenue and SW Pfaffle Street. The new reduced speed limit and posted speed limit signs went into effect the week of March 20, 2023.
Lower vehicle speeds can decrease the severity of crashes, particularly in pedestrian and bike collisions and may also allow drivers more time to see and react to vulnerable road users and obstacles. In the Portland metro region, excessive speed and driver impairment combine to be the second leading cause of fatal and disabling crashes.
Speed Zones in Oregon are established through an engineering study completed by ODOT and follows a full review of roadway characteristics including crash history, traffic volumes, highway geometry, roadside culture and density.
OR 99W Paving ProjectODOT is working on a project on OR 99W between I-5 and McDonald Street to pave, build new sidewalks and bicycle lanes, upgrade sidewalk curb ramps, repair bridges and make safety improvements in the intersection with SW Johnson/Main Street. For more information please visit the project website.
Oregon 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project
ODOT is working on a project to improve safety and reduce bottlenecks on OR 217 by adding auxiliary lanes, or ramp to ramp connections, between Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and OR 99W. Work began in December 2021 and continues through 2025. In partnership with the City of Beaverton and Washington County, we are making targeted improvements to local bicycle and pedestrian routes. New bike lanes and sidewalks will be installed on Hall Blvd between Scholls Ferry Road and SW Cascade Avenue. The Hall Blvd bridge over OR217 between OR99W and SW Pfaffle Street will be replaced. For more information please visit the project website
Willamette Water Supply
The Willamette Water Supply Program is adding seismically-resilient water supply for Tualatin Valley Water District, City of Hillsboro, and City of Beaverton water customers. This project started in March 2023 and is currently under construction along Hall Boulevard. For more information please visit the project website.
Portland & Western Railroad
Railroad track work was completed in June at two locations on SW Hall Boulevard between between Commercial and Burnham streets and between Cascade and Nimbus avenues. In both locations, the railroad replaced existing ties and rails and stabilized equipment on the tracks. The work resulted in a smooth transit for vehicles crossing the tracks. More details available here.
OR 141 (SW Hall Boulevad) at SW Spruce St. and SW Hemlock St.
Cost and Funding
$4 million, funded by Fiscal 2023 Congressionally Directed Spending.
We will provide the construction project contractor once awarded before construction begins.
Improved Safety on SW Hall Boulevard
Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) can create more visibility at pedestrian crossings and help alert drivers that people are trying to cross the road.
The new RRFBs at these two busy intersections will make it safer for people to cross SW Hall Boulevard and connect their neighborhoods to nearby destinations like bus stops, schools, churches, restaurants and local parks.
New sidewalk and new ADA curb ramps around the intersections will make the crossing safer and more accessible for everyone.
What Problem Will This Improve?
SW Hall Boulevard is a busy, 30 mile-per-hour corridor and people walk over ¼ mile out of direction to the nearest signalized intersection. New, enhanced pedestrian crossings make it safer for people to cross a busy corridor of SW Hall Boulevard.
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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