July 4 - 11, 2015*
No work will take place between Friday, July 3 and Sunday, July 5 in observance of the public holiday.
*Schedules are subject to change due to weather and site conditions.
U.S. 26 – Sunset Highway – Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Interchange
Project Description: The U.S. 26 Northwest 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 Northwest Helvetia Road.
- Widening the Northwest Brookwood Parkway overcrossing to accommodate additional northbound and southbound lanes over U.S 26.
- Extending the right-turn lane from northbound Northwest Brookwood Parkway to the eastbound U.S. 26 entrance ramp.
- Adding sidewalks and bike lanes within the interchange area.
Traffic Impacts: No traffic impacts are expected as crews work
off the roadway during the daytime.
For more information: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/pages/us26_brookwoodpkwy/index.aspx
U.S. 26 – Mt. Hood Highway – Ross Island Bridge
Project Description: The Ross
Island Bridge, opened in 1926, provides access across the Willamette River for
an average of 63,000 vehicles daily, along with pedestrians and bicyclists. The
bridge was last painted in the 1960s. Since then, bubbles and cracks have
appeared in the paint and rust has formed. The Ross Island Bridge
Rehabilitation Project includes the following:
- Structural work (Fall
2014 - Spring 2015): The contractor working
for ODOT for the structural phase of this project, has completed their
work on the Ross Island Bridge project. All of the strengthening, corrosion
repairs and containment bracket installations on the steel spans of the Ross
Island Bridge are complete.
Painting (2015 - 2017): Crews will remove
the existing paint and repaint the bridge’s steel structure the historic
blue-green color it has worn since the 1960s. Work will occur over three
seasons, from spring to fall. Crews will begin setting
up the work platforms and containment systems in July/August 2015. The painting
phase of the project is expected to begin in September 2015.
Traffic Impacts: No traffic impacts.
For more information: www.RossIslandBridgeProject.org
U.S. 26 – Mt. Hood Highway – east of Kiwanis Camp Road to
Oregon Highway 35
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
- 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
- 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 will work Monday through
Friday from sunrise to sunset. This week's work
requires blasting on Thursday with flagging throughout the three-mile project
Hauling will also continue along Lolo Pass Road and Trillium Lake Road. Details
- Travelers should expect up to one
hour closure of U.S. 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 9 for rock blasting. This is subject to change due to site conditions
and work progress.
- Monday through Friday during daylight
hours, travelers will encounter traffic stops controlled by flaggers, with lane
and shoulder closures from sunrise to sunset throughout the three-mile project
area. Travelers should plan
for 20-minute delays any time the contractor is working.
- One lane will remain open in each direction for
a nearly three-mile stretch of U.S. 26 from east of Kiwanis Camp Road to east
of the Mirror Lake Curves. This lane closure will remain in place
around-the-clock until October 31.
Lolo Pass Road
- Periodic hauling will continue along Lolo Pass Road and take place Monday through Friday from sunrise to sunset. People in the area should use caution and expect
paving will occur on Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10 over an eight-mile
section of Lolo Pass Road beginning at US 26.
Trillium Lake Road, Road 31, and Laurel Hill Trail
- Hauling will continue along
Trillium Lake Road and take place Monday through Thursday from sunrise to
sunset and Friday until noon.
- Road 31 will be closed to all traffic around-the-clock Monday through Friday.
- Laurel Hill Trail will be closed
as crews work on nearby slopes.
For more information: www.US26MtHoodSafety.org