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Highway 47, Fern Hill Road and Maple Street Intersection

The intersection of Fern Hill Road and Maple Street with Highway 47 will be improved with a traffic signal. This project is funded for design only.

We will design a traffic signal to address safety concerns at the Fern Hill Road - Maple Street and Highway 47 intersection.

Maple Street - Fern Hill Road crosses Highway 47 where the highway curves and speed limits increase.

The proposed design includes a traffic signal with pedestrian crossings. We have included a right-turn lane from Highway 47 to Fern Hill Road.

This project is funded for design only.

This project is in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and city of Forest Grove.

Alternatives analysis start: November 2018
Alternatives analysis finish: March 2022
Design start: March 2022
Design finish (expected): March 2024
Construction: Dependent on funding

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5/13/2024: We continue to work with ODOT and the railroad


Cost Estimate: $9.9 million for completion; $2.2 million funded to date.

Funding sources: Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP)

Prior events and comment opportunities

Open House: Jan. 31, 2023

CPO 12F and CPO 15: Dec. 8, 2021 

Presentation (PDF 3.37 MB)



Highway 47 is under the jurisdiction of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Elm Street is under the city of Forest Grove's jurisdiction. B Street is under the County's jurisdiction. Fern Hill Road is a County road and Maple Street is a city street. Together, our agencies conducted a Road Safety Audit along this corridor. The findings from these reports where used to update the city of Forest Grove's Transportation System Plan. The projects will be recommended for funding and complete alongside other projects in the district, the County and the state.

The Highway 47, Fern Hill Road and Maple Street intersection has been funded for design and is being considered for construction through MSTIP. The project cannot be built until we have construction funding.

Highway 47 is under ODOT's jurisdiction. We will discuss possible speed limit changes with our state partners.


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