Paving the roadway and retrofitting curb ramps and traffic signals for ADA compliance
Updated: Nov. 28, 2023
Johnson Creek Blvd is a main road in the Milwaukie area with heavy volumes of vehicle traffic. The road will be repaved between 79th Pl and approximately 500 feet south of 45th Pl. Bell Avenue will also be repaved between Johnson Creek Blvd. and Alberta Ave.
Sidewalk curb ramps and pedestrian push buttons will be checked for compliance with Americans with Disability (ADA) standards and retrofitted or replaced, as needed.
To provide a smooth traveling surface for motorists and bicyclists and to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians.
- Design: March 2023 to Spring 2025
- Right of way: Summer 2023 to Winter 2024
- Construction: Spring 2025 to Summer 2026
Expect shoulder and lane closures and detours with delays up to 20 minutes during construction.
Project planning and development of design concepts.
- Project estimate $6 million.
- Funding is provided from county road funds, and HB2017 state gas tax funding.
Frequently Asked Questions
We will analyze this intersection during the design process and look for opportunities to improve safety, including changing how the road striping looks.129256
No changes to the Springwater Trail are included as part of this project.129256
We will investigate multiple options to adjust the bicycle loop detection, including replacing the underground bike loop detection with video detection.
Right now, the bicycle signal at the Johnson Creek Blvd and Bell Ave intersection is activated when the bicycle loops detect a bike on either side of the bike lane. These loops may not reliably detect carbon fiber bicycles, making it faster for them to cross with the pedestrian paths.129256
No. No sidewalks will be constructed beyond what is needed to build curb ramps along both sides of Johnson Creek Blvd.129256
Widening the road to include a turn lane along the entire length of the project would result in significant impacts to cost and to adjacent properties and businesses along Johnson Creek Blvd. The proposed project goal is to improve pedestrian accessibility, preserve the roadway, and provide a smoother surface for road users.129256
Yes, our consultants will analyze the condition of pavement in the project area and recommend appropriate repairs as part of the project.129256