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OR99E (McLoughlin Boulevard) at SEVineyard Safety Improvement Project

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Project Update

 

Safety Improvement Project Starts in February

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


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

Current Traffic Impacts: Expect northbound and southbound single lane closures Monday, Feb. 2 through Friday, Feb. 6 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on OR99E (McLoughlin Boulevard) between southeast Vineyard Road and southeast Concord Road for the contractor to begin work on the new concrete median.

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)

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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.

Noise

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
503-731-8237