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Red Electric Bridge and Trail Project

Engineering And Design
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is constructing a pedestrian and bicycle bridge between Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and SW Capitol Highway, a critical segment of the Red Electric Trail system,
Construction 2021
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What’s happening now? 

Construction is underway.

Traffic Alert: Due to the oversized load and for the safety of travelers, the delivery and unloading of 100 foot steel girders for the Red Electric Bridge Project will require temporary traffic delays and lane closures on SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and SW Capitol Highway near the intersection of SW Bertha Boulevard on Wednesday, Sept. 29 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all directions by temporary traffic signals and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible. PBOT greatly appreciates the patience and understanding of nearby residents and businesses. Learn what you can expect in our work zones and how you can help everyone stay safe by watching this video:

Project Background

This segment will include a 10-foot wide trail from the intersection of SW Bertha Boulevard and Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, travelling south over a ravine on a 12-foot-wide bridge where it will intersect with SW Capitol Highway.

Project Components

Additional project elements include:

  • Lighting
  • Guardrail work along Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
  • Sidewalk curb ramps
  • Pedestrian and bicycle crosswalk striping
  • Grading and drainage
  • Retaining walls
  • Vegetated stormwater facility
  • Tree mitigation plantings
  • Restoration plantings

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