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Oregon Highway 8
July 19 - July 26, 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.
Work is continuing on the TV Highway Paving Project from Minter Bridge Road to 331st Avenue.  The contractor has been working days and nights to replace storm sewer lines and reconstruct the highway on Oak Street.
Traffic Impacts: The center lane of Oak Street is closed in 3-block sections 24/7, moving east from Dennis Avenue.  During the week of July 21, the contractor plans to be between 2nd Avenue and 5th Avenue for approximately two weeks.
Beginning Monday, July 21, and continuing until the end of September, the contractor will be reconstructing and repaving all three lanes of Baseline Street from 10th Avenue to 1st Avenue. 
The left and center lanes on Baseline Street between 10th and 8th Avenue will be closed 24/7 through the week of July 25. The two exceptions are the blocks from 10th Avenue to 9th Avenue (reconstructing/paving left lane only) and from 7th Avenue to 5th Avenue (reconstructing/paving right lane only).  This will be the most disruptive work on Baseline Street to date.
Work will take place day and night, Monday through Saturday.
The contractor will work in 2-block sections at a time, starting at 10th Avenue and moving to 1st Avenue.  Each 2-block section will take approximately 1 week to complete, including paving.

In each 2-block section, 2 lanes will be closed 24/7 (other than the exceptions noted above). Work begins in the left and center lanes, starting at 10th Avenue and moving to 1st Avenue.  Once the left side is complete, work will take place in the right and center lanes, also starting at 10th Avenue and heading to 1st Avenue

At night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., the side streets in the 2-block lane closure area will be closed at Baseline Street. This means that road users (at night) will not be able to turn onto or off of the side streets from/to Baseline Street

Access to the main entrance and emergency room of Tuality Hospital will remain open at all times.  If a detour is necessary to the emergency room, the new route will be clearly marked

TriMet service on Baseline Street will be intermittently affected during this reconstruction work. Temporary bus stop closures will be communicated on www.trimet.org and at the bus stops.

Driveways into and out of businesses and residences on Baseline Street will have access during the lane closures.  There may be delays getting into/out of driveways if the contractor is actively working in front of the driveway. The contractor will be placing “business open” signs at the driveway entrances so customers know to still patronize businesses.
There is remaining sidewalk and curb work on Baseline Street in various sections from 10th Avenue to 1st Avenue.  Intermittent lane closures are required for this work.
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.
Construction will continue through 2015, with daytime and nighttime lane closures up to 7 days a week as crews move through the project. 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.  Please drive cautiously and follow construction signage.
For more information: www.tvhwypaving.org