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Oregon Highway 8
Aug. 23 - Aug. 30, 2014 *
*Schedules are subject to change due to weather and site conditions.
Oregon Highway 8 (Tualatin Valley Highway), Minter Bridge Road to 331st Avenue
Project Description: ODOT and the City of Hillsboro are partnering on a paving and utility improvement project on Tualatin Valley (TV) Highway (OR 8) between Minter Bridge Road and 331st Avenue. Work on TV Highway involves grinding, reconstructing, paving and restriping; significantly upgrading the City’s water and storm water systems; improving more than 100 ADA ramps (accessible curb ramps); and repairing and paving the Dairy Creek Bridge.
The contractor has added crews over this summer and plans to complete a significant amount of work by October 2014. On TV Highway and some side streets, road users should plan for congestion, delays and uneven road surfaces. There is increased traffic enforcement in the area. No lane closures will occur on Baseline Street or Oak Street from noon on Friday, Aug. 29 to Tuesday, Sept. 2 due to the Labor Day holiday. 
Traffic ImpactsBaseline Street: Reconstructing and repaving work is underway on nearly all three lanes of Baseline Street from 10th Avenue to 1st Avenue. This will be the most disruptive work on Baseline Street to date and will take place day and night, Monday through Saturday, with two lanes in a 2-block section closed on Baseline Street 24/7.  At night from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m., the side streets in the 2-block lane closure area may be closed at Baseline Street. This means that road users (at night) may not be able to turn onto or off of the side streets from/to Baseline Street.
On Friday night, Aug. 22, the contractor will pave the right and center lanes of Baseline Street between 7th Avenue and 5th Avenue.  During the paving work, the connection from 7th Avenue to Baseline Street and 6th Avenue to Baseline Street will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. (the north side of the intersection).  After the paving is complete Saturday morning, Aug. 23, the right and center lane closures from 7th Avenue to 5th Avenue will be lifted.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 25, and continuing until Friday morning, Aug. 29, the right and center lanes on Baseline Street between 5th Avenue and 3rd Avenue will be closed 24/7. Paving of this section is scheduled for Thursday night, Aug. 28 (weather permitting).  There may be intermittent nighttime closures of the north side of the intersection of 5th Avenue and Baseline Street & 4th Avenue and Baseline Street throughout the week.
Access to the main entrance and emergency room of Tuality Hospital will remain open at all times, with the possibility of clearly marked detours. TriMet service on Baseline Street will be intermittently affected during this reconstruction work. Driveways into and out of businesses and residences on Baseline Street will have access during the lane closures, with the possibility of short closures. 
Oak Street:  The week of Aug. 25, the contractor plans to close the left lane of Oak Street 24/7 in a 2-3 block section between 1st Avenue and 10th Avenue. The left lane closure is required for sidewalk, curb and ADA ramp work and will continue east on Oak Street to 10th Avenue.  This will take a few weeks to complete.  The lane closure will be lifted from noon on Friday, Aug. 29 to Tuesday, Sept. 2. 
After October 2014, the contractor plans to take a winter break and return in spring 2015 to complete the remaining work by the end of 2015. The contractor and ODOT are working hard to minimize disruption as much as possible, but many impacts are unavoidable. There is increased traffic enforcement in the area.  Please drive cautiously and follow construction signage

For more information: www.tvhwypaving.org​