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U.S. 26

Aug. 30- Sept. 6, 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 (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 impacts:  Jacobson Road will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday, Sept. 3 and Thursday, Sept. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flaggers will control traffic through the work zone.  Other work activities will occur off of the roadway with minimal traffic impacts. 
The outside lane on Brookwood Parkway and the eastbound US26 on-ramp will be closed on Friday, Sept. 5. The lane restriction will occur from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the eastbound US26 on-ramp will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Northbound Brookwood Parkway and southbound Helvetia Road traffic that want to use the eastbound US26 on-ramp will be detoured to the Jackson School Road interchange via the westbound US26 on-ramp. 
All other activities will occur off the roadway with minimal traffic impacts. 
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:  Expect a shoulder and sidewalk closure on the Glencoe Road overpass on Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. All other activities will occur off the roadway with minimal traffic impacts.


 U.S. 26 (Mt. Hood Highway), Proctor Boulevard at SE Meinig Avenue

Project description: As part of the 2010/2011 Signal Upgrades project, new signal poles, signal heads and ADA Ramps will be installed at this location.
Traffic Impacts:  Expect lane restrictions Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and intermittent night work from 7p.m. to 6 a.m. Shoulder closures may occur anytime of the day or night seven days a week. Be alert to flaggers in the work zones.
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 ImpactsU.S. 26 will close to all travelers between the west end of Government Camp and east of Kiwanis Camp Road for rock blasting from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.  To keep people out of the blasting area, the Mirror Lake Trail will also close at this time. Flaggers will ensure trail users are aware of the trail closures due to blasting. Please follow the directions from the flaggers on the trail to ensure safety. The parking lot at the Mirror Lake Trailhead across from the work area will close all day to prepare the area for blasting. All unattended vehicles in the Mirror Lake parking lot will be towed.
Blasting will also take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the following days:
Tuesday, Sept. 9
Thursday, Sept. 11
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Tuesday, Sept. 2 through Friday, Sept. 5 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, K&E Excavating will continue excavation and work on drainage from the work area at Mirror Lake. During the week they will haul excavation materials to sites along Lolo Pass Road, Laurel Road, Trillium Lake Road and Road 31. Travelers should expect slow moving trucks on U.S. 26 entering and exiting from behind the barrier and along Lolo Pass, Trillium Lake and Laurel Roads hauling will take place during work hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Intermittent westbound lane closures on U.S. 26 will occur in the work area Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. One lane will remain open in each direction.
Road 31 will also be closed Monday’s through Thursday’s to allow crews to place trees removed from the slope. Road 31 will be open Friday’s through Sundays.
On U.S. 26 only one lane will remain open in each direction along a 2-mile section around-the-clock through October 31. Travelers should expect delays.
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