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Historic Highway, Buxton Road intersection loses crosswalk, gains stop signs to improve pedestrian safety.

COURTESY PHOTO: MULTNOMAH COUNTY TRANSPORTATION  - This graphic shows all the changes made to an intersection in downtown Troutdale. Changes were made in downtown Troutdale to help improve traffic flow while keeping pedestrians safe at a busy intersection.

Multnomah County Transportation completed the one-day work Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the Historic Columbia River Highway and Buxton Road intersection in downtown Troutdale. Flaggers directed traffic during the work as one lane had to be closed.

The project shuttered the west crosswalk across the Historic Highway at Buxton, and improved the east crosswalk by adding curb extensions to allow for a more visible area for those waiting to cross. In addition, stop signs were added on the Historic Highway in both directions at Buxton. Eastbound traffic can continue to turn right without stopping but must yield to pedestrians — with a yield reminder sign also being added.

The crosswalk across Buxton was re-striped, and earlier, the streetlights were upgraded to provide better visibility.

All of the changes were completed in collaboration with the city of Troutdale.


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