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OR99E (McLoughlin Boulevard) at SE Vineyard Safety Improvement Project


Project Update


Safety Improvement Project Under Way

OR 99E (SE McLoughlin Boulevard) at SE Vineyard Road

A contractor working for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) started construction on a safety improvement project on OR99E (Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard) at Southeast Vineyard Road in February 2015. The project is scheduled to be complete in summer 2015. *Note: schedule is subject to change based on weather and site conditions.

Below is an update on the project:

  • The new pedestrian island north of the intersection of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard and Southeast Vineyard Road has been built and is substantially complete.
  • Through the end of March 2015, the new traffic signal pole foundations will be poured and through the beginning of April, new curbs and sidewalks will be poured.
  • Work continues on the new traffic separator north of the intersection of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard and Southeast Vineyard Road. 

Above: Pedestrian island is built and substantially complete on OR99E north of SE Vineyard Rd. Temporary traffic control is in place until project is completed. Signing and striping will occur during the last stages of the project.

For more information related to weekly traffic impacts, please also visit the Weekly Construction Updates web page.

The project consists of the following elements:

  • Install a new traffic signal at the intersection of OR99E (McLoughlin Boulevard) and Vineyard Road.
  • Install a pedestrian island on McLoughlin Boulevard north of Vineyard Road near the bus stop locations.
  • Install a traffic separator north of Vineyard Road.
  • Remove existing pedestrian island on McLoughlin Boulevard (located south of Vineyard Road).
  • Install ADA ramps at all corners of the intersection of McLoughlin Boulevard and Vineyard Road.
  • Enhance street recognition signage.
  • Improve lighting.

Click on this link to view the map as a PDF: Project Map (printable version)

Project Benefits

  • Reduce potential for turning movements and right angle crashes on McLoughlin Boulevard and Vineyard Road.
  • Provide safer pedestrian crossings at intersection of McLoughlin Boulevard and Vineyard Road and north of Vineyard Road near bus stops, reducing the potential for pedestrian crashes.
  • Improve visibility at intersection of McLoughlin Boulevard and Vineyard Road and crossings by providing additional signage and improved lighting.

Traffic Impacts

  • Daytime lane closures will occur on northbound and southbound McLoughlin Boulevard.
  • All travel lanes may be closed at night for up to 20 minutes at a time during the installation of traffic signal poles.
  • Business access will remain open.


Some construction activities are being scheduled at night in order to minimize traffic impacts on McLoughlin Boulevard at Vineyard Road, to minimize impacts to adjacent businesses and improve motorist safety.

Your home or business may be near enough to the work area to be affected by nighttime construction noise. The noise you will hear at night will come from heavy equipment and construction trucks. To report noise problems or incidents requiring immediate attention call the Night Construction Hotline at (503) 412-2395. 

Work Hours:

  • Work will occur during the day between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. and at night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. when crews are working on the traffic signal poles.

Project Schedule*

  • Spring 2014: Project design completed
  • Late 2014/Early 2015: Construction starts
  • Summer 2015: Construction completed
 * Dates are subject to change due to weather and site conditions.
For more information and a map of the project area, please also see the most recent project fact sheet (January 2015).  

Past Events

ODOT hosted an open house on Feb. 18, 2014. Following are the materials presented at the open house:

Contact Information

ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator
Dee Hidalgo