Johnson Creek Blvd. at Bell Ave. Safety Improvements

The intersection of Johnson Creek Blvd. and Bell Ave. is an intersection with high volumes of traffic located in the Milwaukie and Happy Valley areas. The project will enhance the existing traffic signal by upgrading to newer vehicle detection (radar sensors) system to improve signal timing, upgrading all existing 8” signal heads to 12” standard size signal heads, replace older style left-turn signal heads with current standard flashing left-turn arrows with “pedestrian friendly” signal timing, add reflective material to traffic signal heads to increase visibility, and add signal ahead warning signs.


Project is complete.

Updated: Jan. 25, 2021


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 completed in fall 2021.


  • Project estimate $87,477.
  • Funding is provided from the Community Road Fund and System Development Charges.
Department Staff
Carl Olson
Project Manager