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U.S. 26

Oct. 18 - Oct. 25, 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 Description: One 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 November for permanent striping.
Traffic impacts: No traffic impacts.
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 impactsTuesday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Oct. 24 between 8 a.m. and noon Jacobson Road will be reduced to one lane for driveway work. Flaggers will control traffic through the work zone.
All of the other work 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 (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:  No traffic impacts. Project is complete.


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: K&E Excavating is working to put U.S. 26 back into its original configuration before October 31. During the week, they will perform pavement repairs and restripe U.S. 26. This work will require flagging and delays up to 20 minutes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 through Saturday, Oct. 25.
The pavement repairs and striping work is weather dependent.  While K&E plans to finish this work by Friday, it is possible that work will extended into Saturday.
Stabilizing the slopes across from the Laurel Hill Chute Trail head will also occur in the shoulders along U.S. 26 during the week. Work off U.S. 26 will include preparing disposal and stockpile sites for winter.
The speed limit is reduced to 45 miles-per-hour in this work zone. Please be alert to increased enforcement.
For more information visit: www.US26MtHoodSafety.org