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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 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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SW Capitol Highway – Huber to Kerr Parkway Complete Streets Project

Project Status: In Construction

This project is making capital improvements to improve pedestrian crossings and access to transit, reduce crashes, reduce speeds, and enhance existing bike facilities.

Before and After:

Before the lane reconfiguration:

between 13%-27% of people were driving 45 MPH or more here - that's 10 MPH over the speed limit.


After the lane reconfiguration:

between .4%-3.8% of people are driving 45 MPH or more.

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Current Status

Project Element Status
New pedestrian crossings with median islands at SW Coronado and SW Dickinson In progress - delayed. Additional civil design of ADA curb ramps underway. Construction as soon as possible.
Restripe 4-lane roadway to 2 lanes with center turn lane Complete
Pedestrian scale street lighting at SW Alfred, Coronado, and Dickinson Complete
Enhancements to existing crossing at SW Alfred Complete
Plastic bollard or parking protection to existing bike lanes Complete
Posted speed reduction from 35 MPH to 30 MPH In progress
Marked crosswalk across SW Capitol Hwy at SW 49th Complete
Curb extension at SW corner of SW Stephenson Court using striping and tubular markers Complete
Data collection and evaluation of project's impact In progress
Traffic signal optimization at SW Pomona to minimize vehicle queuing Data collection underway to access need



Project background

SW Capitol Highway has been identified as a High Crash Corridor on PBOT’s Vision Zero Network. Vision Zero is a top City of Portland transportation priority that aims to eliminate deadly and serious injuries from Portland’s streets. This vision includes improving safety so that people feel comfortable walking, biking and taking transit along all Portland streets.


Cross section of SW Capitol Highway between SW Alfred Street and SW Stephenson Street:



Project Budget



Funding Source

PBOT Active Transportation and Safety Division
Marijuana Tax


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Liz Rickles

Last Updated February 2020

Post Project Capitol Hwy Data

Data collected on SW Capitol Hwy between Huber and Kerr Parkway

Project Map

Map of the project area

About the Design

The goals of this project and the design that PBOT will be implementing to address them. Includes traffic modeling information on expected impacts to vehicle travel times.

Project Q & A

Answers to questions about the project we have received.