Oleson Road Realignment at Beaverton-Hillsdale
In 1996, Washington County, along with community members and agency partners, agreed on a design concept to address concerns related to safety and congestion at the intersection of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Scholls Ferry Road, and Oleson Road (BHOS).
The design alternative would shift Oleson Road to the east in order to create more space between the intersections of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway with Scholls Ferry Road & Oleson Road. The design would also require improvements for both intersections and some of the connecting local streets.
The map below illustrates both the current and future phase of the 1996 recommended design alternative:
Project overview map
The design project has been broken into three phases:
Phase 1 - Move the SW Oleson Road intersection with Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway approximately 600 feet east of the Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway/Scholls Ferry Road intersection.
Phase 2 - Realign the Scholls Ferry Road/Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway intersection to improve sight distance as drivers approach the intersection and eliminate the Dogwood Lane connection to Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.
Phase 3 - Add an east-west local street south of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway connecting the new SW Oleson Road alignment with Scholls Ferry Road.
Phase 1 provides the greatest benefit of the three phases and has been the focus of efforts over the past 2 years. Phases 2 and 3 could be advanced in the future, if funding is identified. With the emphasis on Phase 1, the project was re-titled to the “Oleson Road Realignment Project at Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway” to better reflect the current scope of Washington County’s efforts.
This project is a priority for Washington County, but did not move forward prior to 2009 because funding was not available to support the design phase of the project. In 2009, $6 million in federal, state and local funds were secured to support the design and environmental documentation phase of the project. The environmental documentation has been completed.
The design phase of the project has now reached the 50% design milestone (February 2014). At this time, design activities are halted and Washington County will use the refined design and budget estimates to seek project funding for right-of-way and construction.
Alternatives Analysis Report, December 1996
Opportunities and Constraints Report, April 1996