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U.S. 26

Nov. 22 - Nov. 29, 2014*

*Schedules are subject to change due to weather and site conditions. 


U.S. 26 (S.W. Kelly Avenue), S.W. 1st Avenue to the Ross Island Bridge
Project Description: This project will replace the concrete pavement on the southbound Ross Island Way ramp from S.W. Arthur Street to the Ross Island Bridge, and make various bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements along S.W. Kelly Avenue on the west side of the Ross Island Bridge adjacent to the National College of Natural Medicine. The contractor is currently performing final work.
Traffic Impacts: No traffic impacts.
U.S. 26 (NW Sunset Highway), NW Bethany Boulevard and NW 185th Avenue
Project DescriptionOne travel lane was paved in each direction on eastbound and westbound US26 (NW Sunset Highway) between NW Bethany Boulevard and NW 185th Avenue. In addition, one night of work will be scheduled in early November for permanent striping and detector loop installation.
Traffic impacts: No traffic impacts. Project is complete.
U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Interchange
Project Description: The U.S. 26 Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Interchange project will improve traffic flow and safety in the interchange area. Project elements include:
  • Constructing a new westbound U.S. 26 to southbound Brookwood Parkway exit loop ramp.
  • Reconstructing the westbound U.S. 26 entrance ramp from Helvetia Road.
  • Widening the Brookwood Parkway overcrossing to accommodate additional northbound and southbound lanes over U.S 26.
  • Extending the right-turn lane from northbound Brookwood Parkway to the eastbound U.S. 26 entrance ramp.
  • Adding sidewalks and bike lanes within the interchange area.
Traffic impactsWork activities currently scheduled will take place during the day, off of the roadway and with minimal traffic impacts.
Please note: NW Groveland Drive is permanently closed at NW Helvetia Road.  NW Groveland Drive will be accessible from NW Groveland Road via NW West Union Road.
A speed reduction zone is currently in place on NW Helvetia Road/NW Brookwood Parkway from the NW Helvetia Road/NW West Union Road intersection to the NW Brookwood Parkway/NW Huffman Street intersection. The posted speed limit has been changed to 40 mph in the work zone.
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U.S. 26 (Mt. Hood Highway), east of Kiwanis Camp Road to Oregon Highway 35
Project Description: Construction of safety improvements to prevent severe and fatal crashes on U.S. 26 from east of Kiwanis Camp Road to east of the Mirror Lake Curves and preserve the highway to Oregon Highway 35 is underway on Mt. Hood. Work on the nearly eight mile stretch of U.S. 26 includes:
  • Paving between Silent Rock and OR 35
  • Cutting back the slope along a 600 foot section at Map Curve to provide a 27 foot wide ditch for rocks to land away from the road
  • Cutting back the rock slope east of the runaway truck ramp to east of the Mirror Lake trailhead
  •  Highway widening to install a median barrier
  • Construction of a retaining wall to reduce impacts to existing trails from highway widening work
  • Extending the westbound passing lanes for a total of about 1,400 feet
Traffic Impacts:  This project is in winter shutdown. Work will resume in April 2015.
For more information visit: www.US26MtHoodSafety.org