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ODOT “improvements” for Barbur Blvd set for construction this month

Posted by on July 3rd, 2014 at 10:09 am

ODOT just announced a few changes coming to SW Barbur Blvd (including a restripe of the southbound bike lane at Taylors Ferry Rd) that are expected to be completed by this fall. Check out the details via the official statement blow:

A series of improvements will get under way this month along Southwest Barbur Boulevard that will improve safety for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users.

The improvements will be found at three locations: Southwest Taylors Ferry Road, the Barbur Transit Center and Southwest 13th Avenue. Some of the work is under way while additional elements will begin later this summer. Motorists may find occasional lane closures during the projects.

Plans call for:
– Restriping the southbound bike lane at Taylors Ferry Road.
– New onsite storm water treatment using a bio-swale design.
– Installing a solar powered rectangular rapid flashing beacon and meridian island at the marked crossing at 13th Avenue.
– Building stairs to connect Taylors Ferry Road with Barbur Boulevard.

Bicyclists, motorists, pedestrians and transit users should expect minor impacts from the construction this summer. ODOT will at times restrict one lane of northbound traffic on Barbur Boulevard with occasional lane restrictions southbound as well.

TriMet bus stops will be temporarily relocated and northbound and southbound bike lanes will intermittently close.

In addition, left turns onto Barbur Boulevard from the Barbur Transit Center will be restricted.

The projects should be complete by Fall 2014.

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