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U.S. 26

 April 19 - 26, 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. Work is scheduled to begin again in spring 2014.

U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway), Multiple Locations
Project Description: This project will install new electronic variable message signs at the following locations:

• U.S. 26 eastbound between N.W. Cornelius Pass Road (exit 62) and N.W. 185th Avenue (exit 64) in Hillsboro.
• U.S. 26 westbound between N.W. Bethany Boulevard/Cornell Road (exit 65) and N.W. 185th Avenue (exit 64) east of Hillsboro.
Traffic Impacts:  Intermittent westbound shoulder closures continuing Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

U.S. 26 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 Impacts:  From 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, Tuesday, April 22 crews will continue installing temporary illumination on the westbound and eastbound US 26 ramps.  Monday, April 21 the westbound on and off-ramps will be closed and Tuesday, April 22 the eastbound on and off-ramps will be closed.  Signed detours will be in-place. 
The contractor has started work on constructing the foundation for the wall that runs parallel to Helvetia Road and will extend from the westbound off-ramp to new Jacobson Road/Helvetia Road intersection.  This work will require daytime lane restrictions on Helvetia Road from the Helvetia Road overpass to Schaaf Road from 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Flaggers will control traffic through the work zone. 
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 (Sunset Highway) Glencoe Road Interchange
Project Description: This project replaces the Glencoe Road overpass at U.S. 26 in North Plains and improves the highway ramps, bicycle and pedestrian connections, signs, traffic signals, striping and drainage at this interchange. A culvert under Glencoe Road will also be replaced with a bridge. Work is expected to be complete in summer 2014.
Traffic Impacts: The contractor is scheduled to work nightly Monday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.  Crews will install permanent striping and traffic loops on the existing roadway on Glencoe Road and the ramps. The eastbound and westbound U.S. 26 on-and off-ramps will be closed intermittently. The northbound and southbound lanes of Glencoe Road will be reduced to one lane. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone. Signed detours will be in place.