Multnomah County's section of NW Cornelius Pass Road
Multnomah County's section of NW Cornelius Pass Road

Project Information

  • Location: NW Cornelius Pass Road, between US 30 and NW Old Cornelius Pass Road in Washington County (see location map)
  • Schedule: Construction began in July 2019 and was completed for the season in October. Construction will resume in summer 2020. 
  • Total Cost: $5.65 million (includes design, right of way acquisition, and construction)
  • Funding Source: ODOT’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program will provide about 90% of the funds, with the rest coming from the county.

Project Description

This five-mile stretch of NW Cornelius Pass Road has seen a high rate of crashes in recent years, including fatal crashes and truck spills. Increased traffic, high speeds and the rugged terrain all play a part in the high number of crashes.

This project will include safety improvements such as:

  • curve realignment
  • shoulder widening and rehabilitation
  • signage and sight distance improvements
  • vehicle pullouts
  • guardrail upgrades


Construction began with a road closure to through traffic on July 22, 2019. The road reopened on October 18, 2019.  Some work items will be completed in summer 2020. 

Contact Us

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