Long before hiring an engineering consultant, the Sunriver Owner’s Association (SROA) defined the goal of improving the intersection of Abbot Drive and Beaver Drive. The intersection serves as a main entrance into the Sunriver community, including residences, Sunriver Resort and the shops and amenities of the Village at Sunriver.
Combined, the attractions of the Sunriver community bring nearly 2.5 million overnight visitors to the area annually. The existing unsignalized intersection sees significant backups, particularly related to left-turn movements from Beaver Drive to Abbot Drive. The Ponderosa Drive leg of the intersection lacks safe connections for pedestrians coming in from surrounding neighborhoods. SROA’s mission was straightforward: create an attractive, functional intersection with facilities that safely serve all modes of transportation.
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