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I-205 at Strawberry Lane

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Current status, June 2015 (6/19/15):

Construction is underway. Please note: the Strawberry Lane overcrossing structure is currently closed until the end of August 2015. See detour route and construction information 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 late spring/early summer 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 seismic retrofit on the existing structure for operational and safety requirements.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accommodations include:

  • Striping a 5 foot wide shoulder with pedestrian and bicycle markings along the north side of the Strawberry Lane structure for pedestrian and bicycle use.
  • Adding shared lane markings (“sharrows”) for eastbound bicyclists on the south side of the Strawberry Lane structure.
  • Reducing the speed limit from 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour on the Strawberry Lane structure.
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Project Schedule **

  • Late Spring/early Summer 2015: Construction Begins
  • Late 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 between Cason Road and 82nd Drive will be closed to all traffic (including bicyclists and pedestrians) for about 3 months (starting in mid-June 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.
  • TriMet Bus Line 79-Clackamas/Oregon City will be temporarily detoured (see TriMet detour route information by clicking the TriMet link here): http://trimet.org/alerts/line79detour/index.htm
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 on I-205 will be 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.
  • One-lane closures on I-205 will be allowed during the following times:
    • Weekdays (M-F): 8 p.m. - 5:30 a.m.
    • Weekends (Fridays): 8 p.m. - 8 a.m.; (Saturdays): 8 p.m. - 9 a.m.; (Sundays): 8 p.m. - 5:30 a.m.
Impacts to Shared-Use Path (SUP) during Construction
During construction, the SUP located west of I-205 (under the overpass) will be closed from June to September while crews are raising the bridge and during slope paving.  Advanced warning signs will be placed on the SUP to indicate closure.

Detour route on SUP during closure:

  • Southbound detour: travel westbound on Strawberry Lane, south on Cason Road and reconnect to SUP.
  • Northbound detour: travel northbound on Cason Road, east on Strawberry Lane and reconnect to SUP
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
  • Setting up traffic control
 The contractor will work mostly during the day, but will also work at night. Nighttime work hours may occur:
  • Weekdays (M-F): 8 p.m. - 5 a.m.
  • Weekends: (Fridays): 8 p.m. - 8 a.m.; (Saturdays): 8 p.m. – 9 a.m.; (Sundays): 8 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.

*NIGHT TIME CONSTRUCTION HOTLINE NUMBER: 503-412-2371

Past Events

2015
ODOT hosted an open house on April 23, 2015. Following are the materials presented at the open house:
 
Handouts:
  
Display Boards:

 

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

 Display Boards

Public Comments and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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Comments and Contact Information

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