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.
Traffic Impacts: Baseline Street: Work is underway reconstructing and repaving 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. This work 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, July 25, the contractor will pave the left and center lanes of Baseline Street between 10th Avenue and 8th Avenue. During the paving work, the connection from 9th Avenue to Baseline Street will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. After the paving is complete Saturday morning, July 26, the left and center lane closures from 10th Avenue to 8th Avenue will be lifted.
Beginning Monday morning July 28, and continuing until Saturday, August 2, the right and center lanes on Baseline Street between 10th and 8th Avenue will be closed 24/7. Paving of this section is scheduled for Friday night, August 1. From 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. on August 1, 9th Avenue will be closed at Baseline Street. After the paving is complete Saturday morning, August 2 (weather permitting), the right and center lane closures from 10th Avenue to 8th Avenue will be lifted.
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 delays.
There is remaining sidewalk and curb work on Baseline Street in various sections from 10th Avenue to 1st Avenue. The week of July 28, the right lane of Baseline Street from 5th Avenue to 4th Avenue will be closed for this work.
Oak Street: The center lane of Oak Street is closed in 3-block sections 24/7, moving east from Dennis Avenue. During the week of July 28, the contractor plans to close the center lane between 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue.
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