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SW Multnomah Blvd / Garden Home Road Intersection Safety Project

 Multnomah/Garden Home intersection



The Portland Bureau of Transportation, through a funding partnership with Washington County, plans to improve the intersection of SW Multnomah Boulevard, Garden Home Road and 69th Avenue to reduce crashes, improve sight distance, address queueing issues, and provide safer, more comfortable pedestrian and bicycle facilities.



$1,000,000  Washington County MSTIP 3e

$1,156,000  City of Portland Transportation System Development Charges  

$2,156,000  TOTAL


Pre-Design / Alternatives Analysis  December 2018- Spring 2019

Design  Spring 2019- Spring 2020

Right-of-Way  Summer 2019 – Winter 2019

Construction  Fall 2020 – Summer 2021



Several alternatives will be considered, including a realigned intersection with a traffic signal and a roundabout.  Further project development is needed to weigh the benefits and challenges of each alternative. The project may also include biking and walking improvements on SW Multnomah from Garden Home to SW 45th.  We would like to hear the community’s thoughts and ideas about problems and potential solutions at this intersection.  


Intersection Facts

The intersection sees approximately 17,000 entering vehicles daily, including approximately 16,000 on the west Garden Home leg, 14,000 on the Multnomah leg and 3,500 on the east Garden Home leg.
Over the ten year period from 2006 to 2015, the intersection has seen:
33 total crashes
1 fatal crash (single car, alcohol)
0 serious injury crashes (“Injury A”)
5 bicycle crashes
0 pedestrian crashes
15 crashes involving turning vehicles
11 rear-end crashes
3 run-off road crashes
*There may be more crashes that have not been reported.


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Timur Ender

 Capital Project Manager

 Portland Bureau of Transportation



Conceptual designs

Below are pictures of concepts that will be studied further.  PBOT will be seeking community feedback on these alternatives fall 2018.

SW Multnomah/Garden home


SW Multnomah/Garden home