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Project Events

ODOT hosted an open house on May 15, 2014. Following are the materials presented at the open house:
 
Handouts:

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Public Comments and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Public comments and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) can be found by clicking on the link below:

Project Overview

When the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) OR 224 Sunrise Corridor Project is complete, over-height freight loads which currently access 82nd Drive will no longer be able to use 82nd Drive (the designated Oversized Freight Route) to avoid current height restrictions on Interstate 205 at SE Strawberry Lane.
 
In order to accommodate over-height truck loads on I-205, ODOT will increase the overhead vertical clearance of the SE Strawberry Lane overcrossing structure at I-205 from 17 feet 2 inches to 18 feet 8 inches.  In addition, ODOT will seismically retrofit the structure. Construction on this project is scheduled to start in early 2015.
 
Project Elements
  • Permanently raise the existing SE Strawberry Lane structure at I-205 eighteen inches to obtain additional vertical clearance on I-205.
  • Raise approach embankments to match new grade requirements.
  • Construct retaining walls east of I-205 on the north and south sides of SE Strawberry Lane.*
  • Repave and stripe SE Strawberry Lane to match the final structure grade.
  • Construct a Phase 1 seismic retrofit on the existing structure for operational and safety requirements.

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 * Get Involved!
 
You will have the opportunity to provide input during the preliminary design phase on the aesthetics of the retaining walls that will be built as part of this project. Attend our Open House - see details above.  Stay up to date on this project by visiting this project page.
 

Project Schedule

Project Schedule**

 
Ø Spring 2014: Preliminary Design Phase
Ø Late summer 2014: Project design completed
Ø Spring 2015: Construction Phase begins
Ø Summer 2015: Construction completed
** Please note: schedule is subject to change due to weather and site conditions.
 

Construction Information

During construction expect the following types of impacts to traffic:
  • Strawberry Lane will be closed to all traffic (including bicyclists and pedestrians) for up to 3 months in summer 2015 while crews raise the overpass structure and to construct the retaining walls east of I-205.
  • Occasional flaggers will be present in the work zone at each end of Strawberry Lane during construction.
Detour Route during Closure of Strawberry Lane:
  • Traffic from east of I-205 will be detoured to travel south on 82nd Drive, north on Oatfield Road and north on Webster Road. 
  • Traffic from west of I-205 will be detoured to travel south on Webster Road, south on Oatfield Road and north on 82nd Drive.

Traffic Impacts on I-205 during Construction

  • The northbound and southbound left and right lanes of I-205 will be closed to traffic at night during the bridge raising and reconstruction of approach grade and embankments.
  • The center lane will remain open to traffic.
  • Lane closures will only be allowed at night due to high traffic volumes (126,000 vehicles daily) on I-205. 
  • Two-lane closures allowed during the following times:
    • Weekdays (M-F): 10 p.m. - 5 a.m.
    • Weekends: (Fridays): 10 p.m. - 7 a.m.; (Saturdays): 11 p.m. – 8 a.m.; (Sundays): 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Noise Impacts during Construction*
Construction activities on I-205 will be necessary during bridge raising. Work is scheduled at night to minimize traffic impacts.
 
The noise you hear at night will come from heavy equipment, jackhammering, compressors and construction/concrete trucks. You will see construction equipment on I-205 and on Strawberry Lane.
 
Planned nighttime work activities include:
  • Bridge raising
 Nighttime Work Hours:
  • Weekdays (M-F): 10 p.m. - 5 a.m.
  • Weekends: (Fridays): 10 p.m. - 7 a.m.; (Saturdays): 11 p.m. – 8 a.m.; (Sundays): 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Note: A noise hotline number will be available during construction (the number will be provided prior to construction).

Current Work

ODOT Geotechnical crews recently conducted fieldwork for Geotechnical drilling. The work was completed in spring 2014. Information related to the work can be found below. Thank you for your patience.
 
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Why is geotechnical drilling being conducted?
A variety of soil and rock conditions exist within the project area. As part of this project, geotechnical investigations are necessary to obtain more information about the physical properties of the underlying soil and rock, such as stability and drainage rates. Geotechnical drilling is being conducted to confirm engineering properties for the design of the retaining walls and to provide a seismic site class determination for the Phase I Seismic Retrofit.

 

What specific work will be done?
Field crews will obtain subsurface soil and rock samples on SE Strawberry Lane between I-205 and SE 82nd Drive through geotechnical borings, which are holes that are drilled into the ground. Approximately five geotechnical borings measuring four to five inches in diameter will be drilled 30 to 100 feet deep. Crews will drill in one lane first and then move to the second lane. Holes will then be backfilled and repaved before moving to the next location.
 
Drilling will take approximately one week to complete with work hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. When drilling is complete, geophysical crews will conduct a geophysical survey in the same area for one day in late March 2014.
 
Traffic and Noise Impacts during Drilling Activities
SE Strawberry Lane will be down to one lane between SE Cason Road and SE 82nd Drive during drilling. Flaggers will direct traffic. Expect brief delays. You will hear minimal noise from heavy construction equipment and back-up alarms, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirement. 
 

Comments and Contact Information

Please contact us if you have questions or comments:
 
ODOT Community Affairs
Dee Hidalgo
503-731-8237