Right-In/Right-Out Concept

Right-In/Right-Out Concept


Illustrated map of Right-In/Right-Out concept

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Key:

Existing bike/ped crossing

Proposed bike/ped crossing

Symbol indicating no pedestrian or bike access No pedestrian or bike crossing

Overview

  • Removes traffic lights on SR 500 at Northeast Falk Road/Northeast 42nd Avenue and Northeast Stapleton Road/Northeast 54th Avenue
  • Restricts some of the turning movements to provide uninterrupted flow from I-5 to Fourth Plain Boulevard
  • The existing median barrier will be extended through both intersections to enforce the turn restrictions
  • Limits access to right turns off SR 500 and right turns onto SR 500 at Northeast Falk Road/Northeast 42nd Avenue and Northeast Stapleton Road/Northeast 54th Avenue
  • Constructs acceleration lanes for vehicles entering SR 500, similar to a freeway on-ramp
  • Maintains pedestrian and bicycle crossing at Northeast Falk Road/Northeast 42nd Avenue
  • Installs new grade-separated pedestrian and bicycle crossing of SR 500 at Northeast Stapleton Road/Northeast 54th Avenue

What the concept will do

Safety
  • Reduces crashes by up to 70 percent
  • Eliminates conflicts involving left turns
Improved travel times
  • Greatly improves travel times on SR 500 by eliminating traffic lights
  • Reduces SR 500 traffic delays by up to 100 percent
Access to SR 500
  • Eliminates vehicle travel across SR 500 at Northeast Falk Road/Northeast 42nd Avenue and Northeast Stapleton Road/Northeast 54th Avenue
  • Increases trips on Fourth Plain Boulevard, Northeast St. Johns Road and Northeast Andresen Road
  • Maintains access to and from SR 500 via right turns
  • Assumes drivers will use Northeast St. Johns Road or Northeast Andresen Road, or turn right onto SR 500 and make a U‑turn at one of these interchanges to travel across SR 500
Cost Effectiveness
  • This concept would cost about $3–4 million

Right-In/Right-Out Concept Animations

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  • Traveling southbound on Northeast 42nd Avenue or Northeast 54th Avenue, use the U-turn route via St. Johns Boulevard to continue travel eastbound on SR 500
    Traveling southbound on Northeast 42nd Avenue or Northeast 54th Avenue, use the U‑turn route via St. Johns Boulevard to continue travel eastbound on SR 500

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Right In/Right Out

Right In/Right Out Concept

Two other concepts are being considered:

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No Access Concept


Illustrated map of No Access concept

Restricted Crossing U‑Turn (RCUT) Concept


Illustrated map of Right-In/Right-Out Concept