Johnson Creek Blvd at Linwood Ave Intersection Safety Improvements

The intersection of Johnson Creek Blvd and Bell Ave is an intersection with high volumes of traffic located in the Milwaukie area. The project will enhance the existing traffic signal by installing a special radar detection system to reduce wait times and minimize travelers running red lights, add reflective material to traffic signal heads to increase visibility, and add signal ahead warning signs.


Project is mostly complete.

Updated: Jan. 25, 2021

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Projects funded through the new Community Road Fund will increase safety, relieve congestion and maintain local roads.


To provide a safer roadway for all users and reduce wait times at the intersection.


The county began the design phase in spring 2020. Construction will continue through early 2021, during the daytime hours.

Traffic impacts

Single lane closures may be needed during construction during early 2021.

Current activities

  • Design is complete. Construction is substantially complete. After testing the new advanced traffic signal controller, county maintenance crew will switch over to new system before summer 2021.


  • Project estimate $89,888.
  • Funding is provided from the Community Road Fund.
Department Staff
Carl Olson
Project Manager