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SW Capitol Highway – Huber to Kerr Parkway Complete Streets Project

Capitol Highway

Current Status

This project is in the design phase. Construction is scheduled for Summer 2019. Sign up for email updates below to receive news about the construction schedule as it becomes available. 

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:


Illustration of the enhanced crosswalk planned at SW Alfred and Capitol Highway:

Alfred Street crossing improvement

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 at SW Coronado and SW Dickinson
  • 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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Last Updated April 2019

About the Safety Issue

What the safety issue is on this corridor.

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 Timeline

Next steps: construction in Summer 2019

Project Q & A

Answers to questions about the project we have received.


Ways to contact the Project Manager