Safety improvements included in the project are:

Corridor-wide:

  • Comprehensive signing upgrades to provide consistent signage throughout the corridor. This includes bringing existing signs within compliance of the current MUTCD (size, spacing, etc.), updating curve signs to match new standards and testing, upgrading sign materials to improve reflectivity, etc. Upgrades will be limited to ground mounted signs only with the potential exception of the S-curves location described above.
  • Vehicle pullouts (Police, refuge, mailbox, school bus) at approximately seven locations to be determined and optimized based on functionality and available space
  • Existing roadside barrier/guardrail analysis and upgrades for existing deficiencies. Analysis will include consideration of new guardrail at high accident locations
  • Reduce pavement drop-offs with gravel shoulder wedge
    Map showing primary NW Cornelius Pass Road safety improvements

8th Avenue Intersection (Curve at MP 1.5):

  • Signage (to be included with corridor wide signing upgrades)
  • Vegetation and obstructions removal to improve the horizontal sight line
  • Shoulder widening
  • Minor curve realignment
  • Fish passage culvert replacement

“S” Curves (MP 2.8-3.3):

  • Signage (to be included with corridor wide signing upgrades)
  • Provide a flashing warning beacon ahead of curves 6 and 7
  • Reconstruction and realignment of the tangent between curves 6 and 7
  • Restriping lane lines through curves 6 and 7 to accommodate truck-off-tracking
  • Shoulder widening at the apex of curve 7
  • Drainage facilities along the concrete barrier
  • New concrete barrier

Curves South of Plainview Road (Curve 3):

  • Signage (to be included with corridor wide signing upgrades)
  • Vegetation removal for sight distance improvements
  • Shoulder widening
  • Guardrail upgrades

Kaiser Road Intersection:

  • Signage (to be included with corridor wide signing upgrades)
  • Vegetation removal for sight distance improvements
  • Vehicle activated signing (i.e. "Stopped Vehicle Ahead")