March 8 - March 15, 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. The last step in this work is to pave the right lane of Oak Street from Dennis Avenue to 1st Avenue. This will require both the right lane and center lane of Oak Street to be closed this upcoming weekend.
Traffic Impacts: The right and center lane of Oak Street from Dennis Avenue to 1st Avenue will be closed 24 hours a day from 7 p.m. Friday night, March 7 to 6 a.m. Monday morning, March 10. During this time, the contractor will be paving the right lane.
Here’s what to expect during the weekend work:
During the weekend closure, motorists will still be able to turn right from Oak Street onto 1st Avenue.
Connell Avenue and Bailey Street will be closed at Oak Street during the weekend work. All traffic on Connell Avenue and Bailey Street should use Walnut Street.
Dennis Avenue and Adams Avenue will also be closed at Oak Street. Vehicles on Dennis Avenue and Adams Avenue approaching Oak Street from Baseline Street or Walnut Street will not be able to continue across Oak Street.
Intermittently throughout the weekend, the traffic signal at 1st Avenue and Oak Street will be turned off with flaggers controlling all directions of travel.
Work will take place at night and during the day.
Driveways into and out of businesses and residences on Oak Street between Dennis Avenue and 1st Avenue may have temporary closures of up to 2 hours. This will occur when the contractor is actively working in front of a driveway. The contractor will be placing “business open” signs at the driveway entrances so customers know to still patronize businesses. Please stay in touch and let us know if you have any questions or concerns/trouble with accessing your business or residence during this work.
After the weekend work is complete, the right lane on Oak Street between Dennis Avenue and 1st Avenue will reopen. This lane has been closed since December 2013. The next step is a left lane closure in the same section
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.