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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Lair Hill Neighborhood Traffic Access Management Project

 Ross Island Bridge Onramp

Project Updates

The first public open house event to learn more about the project and provide public comment is currently scheduled for February 13, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the PBS Conference Center- 4343 SW Corbett St.


The purpose of this project is to mitigate the impacts of non-local cut-through traffic accessing the Ross Island Bridge on neighborhood livability.  Traffic congestion related to commuter traffic trying to access the Ross Island Bridge creates incentives for that traffic to use local streets adjacent to the bridge as cut-through routes.  The project proposes testing targeted traffic management changes to the local street network to discourage use of local streets.

There are three main components to the regulation of the local street network immediately south of the Ross Island Bridge proposed for testing:

SW Kelly Ave, between SW Whitaker and SW Curry:

- Change from two-way to one-way southbound.

- Purpose: prevents northbound commuter traffic from using SW Kelly or SW Corbett to access the eastbound bridge ramp on SW Kelly.

 

SW Whitaker St, between SW Kelly and SW Corbett:

- Change from two-way to one-way westbound.

- Purpose: prevents northbound commuter traffic from using SW Corbett to access the eastbound bridge ramp on SW Kelly.

 

SW Gibbs/ SW Naito Pkwy intersection:

- Prohibit right turns from SW Gibbs to SW Naito Pkwy.

- Purpose: prevents northbound commuter traffic from using either SW Kelly or SW Corbett to access the eastbound bridge ramp via SW Gibbs at SW Naito, and southbound commuter traffic using SW Grover.

 

Test Implementation Year:  Spring - Fall 2019

 

Current Phase:  Plan Development/ Public Review

 

Total Project Budget:  To be determined (< $50,000)

 

Project Map:

Lair Hill Neighborhood Traffic Access Management Project Map

Project Manager Information:

Rich Newlands:  rich.newlands@portlandoregon.gov / 503.823.7780


February 13, '19 Open House

View information presented at the open house event