SW Capitol Highway Project

Major construction has begun on SW Capitol Highway project

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on July 19th, 2021 at 12:29 pm

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Long advocacy slog ends with smiles as SW Capitol Highway project breaks ground

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on June 14th, 2021 at 12:28 pm

SW Capitol Highway looking north early Sunday morning after a rain.
(Photos: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland)

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Barbur Crossroads mystery solved! PBOT plans shared bike/ped space on new sidewalk

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on June 1st, 2021 at 10:15 am

View looking north along SW Capitol Highway from the location of PBOT’s planned shared bike/ped facility.
(Photo: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland)

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ODOT: Bike conflict markings, bike boxes – but no bike lanes – through Barbur Crossroads

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on May 21st, 2021 at 2:18 pm

Source: BikePortland annotation of ODOT’s planned bicycle improvements. Stars are locations of bike boxes and/or conflict markings. The pink line shows the Capitol Highway gap in bike markings.

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Car-centric jughandle, but no bike lanes through Barbur Crossroads?

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on May 7th, 2021 at 7:08 am

Meet me at the crossroads… but be careful on a bike.
(View looking southeast on SW Capitol Highway at SW Barbur Blvd).
(Photos: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland)

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SW Portland’s top priority, $26 million project clears final hurdle

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 22nd, 2020 at 9:58 am

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Southwest school principal: Fewer driving lanes is ‘best ever for safety’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 8th, 2019 at 3:03 pm

More space for biking, less space for driving outside Markham School in southwest Portland. (Photos: City of Portland)[Read more…]

Bikeway design firms up for long-awaited SW Capitol Highway project

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 31st, 2018 at 11:07 am

When completed, the new SW Capitol Highway will have 27-feet of space for walking and rolling and 24-feet of space for driving.
(Concept drawing of intersection looking southbound.)

The Bureau of Transportation has issued a major update to the plans for a project that will add a protected lane for vulnerable road users on a one-mile section of SW Capitol Highway between Multnomah Village and Barbur Blvd.
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Open house tonight for SW Capitol Hwy project

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 29th, 2017 at 10:28 am

(Drawings: PBOT)

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Governor Brown reverses veto threat: The SW Capitol Hwy project is safe

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 15th, 2017 at 2:40 pm

We did it!

You raised your voices. Oregon Governor Kate Brown heard them. And she has changed her mind.

The Governor just announced she will not go through with her threatened veto of over $2 million in funding for the SW Capitol Highway project. The project will build a crucial biking and walking connection between Multnomah Village and Taylors Ferry Road that the neighborhood has worked for since 1991.

Here’s the official word via a letter from the Governor’s office (full PDF of the letter here):
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