The test primarily requires changes to the street network’s signage at several locations. This includes changes of the street operations for two one-block street segments within the neighborhood, SW Kelly and SW Whitaker from two-way to one-way traffic flow, and prohibiting left turns at the SW Gibbs intersection with Naito Pkwy. Temporary in-street barricades will be utilized as well to support the access restrictions.
Testing of the proposed changes will last for approximately 6 months before evaluation of the changes begins. Before and after traffic counts will be taken in support of the evaluation, along with traffic engineering observations of traffic operations and an opinion survey of the local residents and businesses within the test area.
PBOT will hold a minimum of two public open house events in the neighborhood, one prior to implementation and one during the evaluation process to help raise awareness of the project and gather additional public comment. If the evaluation process indicates that the changes are acceptable to both the neighborhood and PBOT, PBOT will make the changes permanent. Certain physical elements of the test may be reconstructed as a result. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will also play a role in the review and approval of the test because portions of SW Whitaker, SW Curry and SW Kelly that connect to the Ross Island Bridge are within their jurisdiction.