OR 214 (Hillsboro-Silverton Highway) runs north/south through the City of Silverton, OR. Jefferson Street intersects the highway at the north end of Silverton and is the most direct route from residential development on the east side of the highway to Silverton High School on the west side of the highway. However, pedestrians needed a safer way to cross the highway.
Kittelson worked with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to lead the design for this project on a fast-paced schedule, going from 0% to final design in four months. This work involved surveys, coordination with ODOT Region 2 traffic staff to address freight mobility, access management, utility coordination, pavement preservation and restoration, roadway design, signal design, illumination design, signing & striping design, and traffic management during construction.
A Safer Way to Cross OR 214
The improvements include widening of north bound lanes, constructing a raised median pedestrian refuge, installing pedestrian activate rectangular rapid flashing beacon, illumination of the intersection, and associated signing & striping, ultimately creating a safer highway crossing for people on foot.