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U.S. 26 Paving Project: Glencoe Road to Mile Post 53 (OR 6)

 (Updated May 9, 2017)

Work begins soon!

You may begin to see early work, including shoulder closures, as early as May 15. 

​Visit TripCheck.com for up-to-date traffic impacts. 

Construction Impacts - All Lanes Open During the Day
Construction will take place during the day and nighttime. Daytime work will require shoulder closures from
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nighttime work will require lane closures and on– and off–ramp detours. This website will include up-to-date traffic and detour information.

Night Lane and Ramp Closure Hours
  • Monday – Thursday: 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.
  • Friday: 8 p.m. – 8 a.m.
  • Saturday: 9 p.m. – 9 a.m.
  • Sunday: 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.
Nighttime Noise
Those located closest to the workzone may hear some nighttime noise. To report any nighttime noise concerns, call the 24-hour noise hotline at 503-412-2372.

Project Area and Improvements

Project Description
Beginning in spring 2017, ODOT will make several improvements to U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) between NW Glencoe Road and Mile Post 53. Key elements of the work will include:

  • Repaving both directions of U.S. 26
  • Repaving some of the NW Wilson River Highway (OR 6) and the NW Dersham Road interchange ramps (Ramp work will require nighttime detours)
  • Adding cable median barrier
  • Adding rumble strips
  • Resurfacing four freeway bridges
  • Repaving the weigh station

Anticipated Timeline
Design - Spring through December 2016 ​(Complete)
Construction - Spring through fall 2017


Project Docume​nts
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are rumble strips and why are they being installed?
A: In Oregon, 66 percent of fatal crashes are a result of a vehicle leaving its lane. Rumble strips are an effective, low-cast way to reduce crashes where drivers cross the center line or run off the road. They are grooves or rows of indents in the pavement that cause a vibration and audible rumbling, transmitted through the wheels into the car body. They're used to grab a driver's attention through vibration and noise to alert them they are leaving the travel lane. 

Q: How do rumble strips effect bikes?
A: Rumble strips on shoulders where people biking travel are installed in a "gap" pattern, which leaves room for the cyclist to safely leave the shoulder without traveling on the rumble strip. This gap pattern has been successfully used in other areas of the region. 

Q: What is cable median barrier and why is it being installed?
A: Median barriers create a division between travel lanes going opposite directions. They are installed to increase the safety of the highway by decreasing the amount and severity of head-on and crossover crashes. Cable median barrier has been proven effective across the nation and in Oregon at reducing the severity of crossover crashes. It is also a cost effective barrier, with a construction cost of approximately $15 per foot, compared to $80 per foot for concrete barrier. 

Learn more
Please send your questions or comments to:
Katelyn Jackson, ODOT Community Affairs
503-731-8503

​24-hour noise hotline
503-412-2372

 

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