A Avenue and 5th Street Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

Project Need and Background

The goal of this project is to enhance the safety conditions of the crosswalk located at the intersection of A Avenue and 5th Street. The existing crosswalk features a pedestrian-activated overhead beacon located on the east side of the intersection for individuals crossing A Avenue. The project aims to address and improve the overall safety and functionality of this important pedestrian crossing point in the downtown area of Lake Oswego.

The current crossing has a number of common safety concerns:

  • Visibility issues with the existing flashing beacons
  • Obscured sightlines
  • Non-compliant Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps and push buttons. 

Project Scope

To address these issues, the project scope includes the following improvements:

  • Clearer signage: replacing the existing flashing beacon with a new highly visible rectangular rapid flashing beacon to alert drivers and pedestrians to the presence of the crossing.
  • Crosswalk repainting: installing highly visible crosswalk striping, making it easier to identify for all road users.  
  • Trimming vegetation: to improve sightlines for both pedestrians and drivers. This could potentially include some tree removal. 
  • ADA enhancements: to improve signal equipment, pedestrian push buttons, and three curb ramps at (NW, NE, SE).


  • Design: late 2023 – spring 2024
  • Construction: spring /summer 2024

Project Updates

December 4, 2023 

In early December, crews will be conducting surveys and marking utilities in the right-of-way near the pedestrian crossing. This is part of early preliminary design work.

Project Details
WO 345
Project Contact: 

Javier Moncada, Project Manager
503-675-2533 or email