Storm damage recovery

SW Boones Ferry Road Protected Shoulder- Orchard Hill Road to city limits

Engineering And Design
Construct a protected safer shoulder on the north side of Boones Ferry Rd from Orchard Hill Rd to Portland city limits.
Construction completed in Spring 2024.
Planning image of proposed walkway on SW Boones Ferry Rd

What’s happening now? (Updated Feb 2024)

The project team is beginning the final design. 

Project Description

Construct a protected safer shoulder on the north side of Boones Ferry Rd through restriping, approximately 550 ft in length and 4 ft wide. Use concrete separators to protect the walkway where possible, while accommodating for driveways and bus stops, approximately 275 ft in length. Create a ramp transition to the existing sidewalk at city limits.

Graphic of 30 percent design of the SW Boones Ferry protected shoulder

Project Background 

This improvement was identified in the Southwest in Motion Plan (SWIM). Southwest In Motion is prioritization, refinement, and implementation strategy for active transportation investments in Southwest Portland. The Southwest in Motion plan was adopted by Portland City Council in December 2019. 

According to online SWIM survey results from summer 2023, SW residents noted this project as the number one priority project in SWIM.

Survey results of the SWIM survey (October 2023)

Project Timeline

Summer 2023: Public Outreach through online SWIM survey.
Fall 2023: 30% Design 
Winter 2023: Public Outreach. Final Design.
Spring 2024: Public Outreach. Construction.

Public Outreach


Jan: 30% Design Presentation

- PBOT presented the 30% project design at the Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association. The FAQ from the Zoom presentation is shown below.


Dec: Mailed postcards

- PBOT mailed out postcards to 140 properties near the project area to invite them to the January Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association meeting to get a project update.

May- June: Online Survey

- PBOT had an online survey open for two months for SW residents to choose their top project priorities from the SWIM. The survey results can be found here.

2018- 2019

SW in Motion Plan

- Extensive outreach was done to gather feedback for the SW in Motion Plan which highlights project needs in SW Portland.

Project Funding

This project is funded by Fixing Our Streets 2.