1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
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.
Summary of proposed designs - Click here to take our survey and let us know what you think.
*See very bottom of page for link to conceptual drawings*
Installing roundabout or traffic signal based on input from residents, cost, and technical feasibility.
On SW Garden Home rd between SW 69th – SW 71st, PBOT is proposing the following cross-section (south to north): 5’ bike lane, 2’ buffer, three 10’ motor vehicle lanes (includes center turn lane), 2’ buffer, 5’ bike lane, and 7’ curb tight sidewalk.
For SW 69th (south leg), PBOT is proposing to maintain only bicycle and pedestrian access on 69th (south leg). Motor vehicle traffic would use SW 67th. Our expected outcomes include lowering the risks of crashes by serving fewer legs at the intersection and affecting traffic operations on SW Multnomah/Garden home which would result in less green signal phasing for the main arterial.
For SW 69th (north leg),the proposal is specific to whether PBOT moves forward with a roundabout or traffic signal.
Completing sidewalk infill (10' wide) on SW Garden Home rd between SW 69th-SW 71st on north side of street.
Installing crosswalks and American Disabilities Act compliant curb ramps on all legs of the intersection.
Enhancing current bicycle facilities by providing a buffer between cars and bikes.
Improving transit speeds through transit signal priority or street design.
Although PBOT is the road authority for SW Garden Home east of SW 71st, PBOT is coordinating with the following entities:
Our survey is LIVE and will run until 3/1/19. Click here to take the survey.
Public Involvement Dates
Dec. 20, 2018 - Online survey launched
Jan. 4, 2019 - Mailer to nearby residents sent
Week of Jan. 7 - door-to-door outreach for residents near intersection
Jan 8, 2019- Presentation to PBOT bicycle advisory committee (6pm at Portland City Hall- open to the public)
Jan. 17, 2019- Open House 6-830p at Garden Home Rec Center (7475 SW Oleson Rd)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (4:30-630pm) & Friday, January 25, 2019 (4-6p)- Office Hours
"Office Hours" are for residents to informally chat with project team. Location: Garden Home Growlers (7410 SW Oleson Rd). Office hours will be open to community members of all ages and will in the seating area near the produce section of the grocery store. Shopping center served by TriMet line 45 and is accessible for people using mobility devices.
$1,000,000 Washington County MSTIP 3e
$1,156,000 City of Portland Transportation System Development Charges
PBOT is actively exploring additional funding options for this project.
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.
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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