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High Crash Network Intersections

This table lists the 30 intersections in the City of Portland with the highest number of reported collisions in the five‐year period from January 2011 through December 2015.

Rankings reflect three metrics: total number of crashes, collision rate, and total value of collisions. For details, view methodology below.

Intersection ranking
(least safe to most safe)

Recent and upcoming safety upgrades (with construction date)

SE 122nd & Stark HSIP funds to add bike lane extensions/conflict areas on 122nd 2018
SE 82nd & Powell $110M for safety improvements and jurisdictional transfer of Powell to PBOT  
SE 122nd & Division Bike lane improvements and access mgmt on Division (2018); new signal for Division Transit Station (2021.) 2018-21 
SE 174th & Powell  $110M for safety improvements and jurisdictional transfer of Powell to PBOT.  
SE 82nd & Division  New signal complete. Protected bike lanes, new signal for Division Transit Station (18-21.) 2016-21
NE 122nd & Glisan    ARTS funding for access management and illumination 2020 
SE 122nd & Powell Sidewalk, bike lane, signal upgrade, illumination 2019-20
SE 136th & Powell Sidewalk, bike lane, signal upgrade, illumination 2019-20 
SE 92nd & Holgate  ARTS funding to upgrade signal hardware 2019 
SE 148th & Stark New signal, access management  2018 
NE 122nd & Halsey  ARTS funding for access management and illumination 2020 
SE 148th & Division  Remove SB slip lane, shorten ped xings, protected bike lane. 2018 
SE 112th & Powell
$110M for safety improvements and jurisdictional transfer of Powell to PBOT  
SE 92nd & Powell  $110M for safety improvements and transfer of Powell to PBOT. Upgrade signal hardware (2020.) 2020+
NE 82nd & Glisan
   
NE 82nd & Fremont  Restrict left turns at Fremont drivewways (complete.) Recommend protected lefts/access mgmt on 82nd (ODOT.) 2017-18
NE Glisan & I-205 NB ramp  Bike/Ped improvements & paving 2018 
SE Division & I-205 SB ramp WB dual left, signal timing changes (ODOT.) 2018 
SE Foster / 96th / I-205 NB ramp    
SE César E. Chávez & Powell ARTS funding to upgrade signal hardware, add illumination (ODOT.) 2019-21
SE 82nd & Holgate    
SE 174th & Division
Bike lane improvements (2018); new signal for Division Transit Station (2021.) 2018-21
NE Killingsworth & I-205 SB  New signal complete. ARTS funding for signal coordination/detection on 102nd (2021.) 2017-21
NE 102nd & Halsey Signal coordination/detection on 102nd (2021.) 2021 
NE 102nd & Glisan
ADA ramps (2017.) Recommend protected left turn phasing (unfunded.) 2017 
SE 110th / 111th / Foster    
NE Columbia / Killingsworth / I-205 SB ramp   2014-18
NE Marine & 33rd Narrow lane treatment complete; centerline/shoulder rumble strips (2018.) Future signal pending development. 2014-18
SE 7th & Powell     ODOT: reviewed in past for traffic signal but not approved by ODOT  
Burnside & 82nd New signal, lane use signs, illumination, ADA ramps complete 2016-17
SE 112th & Division Bike lane improvements, access mgmt on Division (2018); new signal for Div Transit Station (2021.) 2018-21

Intersections previously in the top 30 and still a priority for safety fixes include:

  • NE Columbia/Killingsworth/I-205 northbound ramp
  • SE 162nd & Division: bike lane improvements, access mgmt on Division (2018); new signal for Div Transit Station (2021.)
  • SE 82nd & Foster
  • SE 96th/99th/Washington: ARTS project to improve signal hardware and coordination.

Ranking details and methodology

This data is compiled from data supplied by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Transportation Safety Division, Crash Analysis and Reporting Unit, from records originally received by the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. Due to under-reporting of collisions, this list should not be considered to represent all collisions occurring at the intersections listed.

The City of Portland, Bureau of Transportation did the analysis of the data and prepared the resulting report. Each location was ranked based on metrics in the five-year period (2011‐2015.)  The individual metric ranks were added to together and sorted in ascending order to create our list of high collision locations.

1. Total Number of Crashes
This is the total number of crashes within the four year period from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015.

2. Collision Rate
This metric normalizes crash data by considering the number of cars traveling through the intersection. The equation used to compute the collision rate (collisions per million entering vehicles) for these locations is as follows:

ADT is a 24‐hour volume count of vehicles entering the intersection in vehicles per day.  The volume used is considered to be approximate for a number of reasons; daily variation in counts, the count may not have been taken specifically at the intersection, the count may not be recent enough to reflect current conditions, etc.

3. Total Value of Collisions
The crash values integrate crash severity into the High Crash Listing. This is calculated using National Safety Council monetary crash values (2013) and multiplying these by the total number of each fatality, injury type or property damage only (PDO) crash. Note that the number of fatalities and injuries are sustained injuries, not number of crashes.

Total Value = # Fatals* Fatal $ + # Inj A* Inj A $ + # Inj B* Inj B $ + # In C* Inj C $ + # PDO*PDO $

  • Fatal Value: $1,500,000
  • Injury A Value: $74,900
  • Injury B Value: $24,000
  • Injury C Value: $13,600
  • PDO Value: $9,300

For more information, please contact Wendy Cawley, Traffic Safety Engineer, PBOT, 503-823-4396

9/12/2017