1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204
Project Status: In Construction
This project is making capital improvements to improve pedestrian crossings and access to transit, reduce crashes, reduce speeds, and enhance existing bike facilities.
Before and After:
Before the lane reconfiguration:
between 13%-27% of people were driving 45 MPH or more here - that's 10 MPH over the speed limit.
After the lane reconfiguration:
between .4%-3.8% of people are driving 45 MPH or more.
|New pedestrian crossings with median islands at SW Coronado and SW Dickinson||In progress - delayed. Additional civil design of ADA curb ramps underway. Construction as soon as possible.|
|Restripe 4-lane roadway to 2 lanes with center turn lane||Complete|
|Pedestrian scale street lighting at SW Alfred, Coronado, and Dickinson||Complete|
|Enhancements to existing crossing at SW Alfred||Complete|
|Plastic bollard or parking protection to existing bike lanes||Complete|
|Posted speed reduction from 35 MPH to 30 MPH||In progress|
|Marked crosswalk across SW Capitol Hwy at SW 49th||Complete|
|Curb extension at SW corner of SW Stephenson Court using striping and tubular markers||Complete|
|Data collection and evaluation of project's impact||In progress|
|Traffic signal optimization at SW Pomona to minimize vehicle queuing||Data collection underway to access need|
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.
Cross section of SW Capitol Highway between SW Alfred Street and SW Stephenson Street:
PBOT Active Transportation and Safety Division
Last Updated February 2020
Data collected on SW Capitol Hwy between Huber and Kerr Parkway
Map of the project area
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.
Answers to questions about the project we have received.