What’s happening now?
Project construction is complete.
The westbound right turn movement at the intersection of NE Columbia Boulevard and NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard moves a significant amount of freight traffic. Congestion at this intersection makes it difficult for freight traffic to travel efficiently. This project was identified in the 2006 Freight Master Plan as a high priority project.
The project is constructing a dedicated westbound right turn lane on NE Columbia Boulevard at the intersection of NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and NE Columbia Boulevard. In addition, a 12-foot sidewalk adjacent to the new right turn lane and a new traffic signal will be constructed. Just Bucket Construction will complete the project.
Funded through the Surface Transportation Program, a federal grant, this project’s total budget is $3.4 million.