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Portland Bureau of Transportation

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SW Capitol Highway – Huber to Kerr Parkway Complete Streets Project

Capitol Highway at SW Dickinson

SW Capital Highway before - a difficult place to cross the street with high
speeds and four lanes of moving traffic.
A new safer crossing is coming to this intersection.


Current Status

Construction of the first phase of the project is complete as of September 23. Additional street lighting as been installed.

Phase two of the project includes the construction of pedestrian islands and accessible curb ramps at SW Dickinson and SW Coronado and will take place later in 2019. 

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Project background

SW Capitol Highway has been identified as a High Crash Corridor on PBOT’s Vision Zero Network. Vision Zero is a top City of Portland transportation priority that aims to eliminate deadly and serious injuries from Portland’s streets. This vision includes improving safety so that people feel comfortable walking, biking and taking transit along all Portland streets.

The project will make capital improvements to improve pedestrian crossings and access to transit, reduce crashes, reduce speeds, and enhance existing bike facilities between SW Alfred Street and SW Stephenson Street. 

Planned cross section of SW Capitol Highway between SW Alfred Street and SW Stephenson Street:



Project Scope

  • Restripe 4-lane roadway to 2 lanes with center turn lane
  • Enhancements to existing crossing at SW Alfred
  • New pedestrian crossings with median islands and lighting at SW Coronado and SW Dickinson
  • Plastic bollard or parking protection to existing bike lanes
  • Posted speed reduction from 35 MPH to 30 MPH
  • Marked crosswalk across SW Capitol Hwy at SW 49th
  • Curb extension at SW corner of SW Stephenson Court using striping and tubular markers
  • Traffic signal optimization at SW Pomona to minimize vehicle queuing


Project Budget



Funding Source

PBOT Active Transportation and Safety Division
Marijuana Tax


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Liz Rickles

Last Updated October 2019

Project Map

Map of the project area

About the Design

The goals of this project and the design that PBOT will be implementing to address them. Includes traffic modeling information on expected impacts to vehicle travel times.

Project Q & A

Answers to questions about the project we have received.


Ways to contact the Project Manager