Cornelius Pass Road Safety Improvements
Additional safety improvements are coming to Multnomah County’s section of NW Cornelius Pass Road. The Oregon Legislature allocated $9.5 million to Multnomah County for the improvements.
The Cornelius Pass Road Safety Evaluation JTA Final Report was provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to the Oregon Legislature early in 2011. The final report with appendices is available through the ODOT Region 1 website. This report identifies seven specific project areas that are considered to have the greatest potential to improve safety. Six of the identified project areas are anticipated to fall within the current funding allocation and are being analyzed to determine which to include in the package that will be designed in 2013-2014 and constructed in 2014-2015. Input may be provided by e-mail to email@example.com.
Several improvements were completed in 2010 using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The federal stimulus funds were used to add:
- Rumble strips along the outside edge of traffic lanes and the centerline to warn drivers when their vehicles are near the road edge or crossing into oncoming traffic.
- A flashing yellow signal (westbound) approaching the intersection with NW Sheltered Nook Road to alert drivers of stopped traffic around a blind corner.
- Vehicle speed readout signs to remind drivers of their vehicle speed. The speed limit in this section of the road is 45 miles per hour.