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U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway/Mt Hood Highway)


October 3 - 10, 2015*

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

U.S. 26 – Sunset Highway – NW Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Interchange

Project Description: The U.S. 26 NW Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Interchange project will improve traffic flow and safety in the interchange area with a new exit loop ramp, widened overcrossing, and other improvements.

​​Traffic Impacts: No traffic impacts as work takes place off the roadway, during the day. 

Beginning Friday evening, Oct. 16, the off-ramp from U.S. 26 westbound to Brookwood/Helvetia will close in preparation for opening the new off-ramp Monday morning, Oct. 19.  Drivers using this westbound off-ramp will experience a new traffic pattern beginning Oct. 19.  Detailed information about the traffic pattern change will be included in future weekly reports.

​For more information: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/pages/us26_brookwoodpkwy/index.aspx or noise hotline (503) 646-0231.

U.S. 26 – Mt. Hood Highway – Ross Island Bridge

Project Description: The Ross Island Bridge Rehabilitation Project includes the following:

    • Structural work (2014-2015): 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 fall 2015. The painting phase of the project is expected to begin in fall 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

Project Description: Construction of safety improvements to prevent severe and fatal crashes on an eight mile stretch of 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.​

Traffic Impacts: K&E Excavating will work Monday through Friday from sunrise to sunset with blasting on Monday, Oct. 5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., U.S. 26 will be closed at this time. 24-hour flagging will occur west of the runaway truck ramp at Map Curve. This week's work also requires flagging throughout the three-mile project area from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hauling will also continue along Lolo Pass Road and Trillium Lake Road. Details include:

​U.S. 26        

    • Blasting will resume Oct. 5 and will require closures on U.S. 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
    • 24-hour flagging along a quarter-mile stretch west of the runaway truck ramp 5 a.m. Monday to 3 p.m. Friday.​
    • 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 Thursday from sunrise to sunset. People in the area should use caution and expect truck traffic.
​​​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.

    • Road 31 will be closed to all traffic around-the-clock Monday through Thursday.
    • Laurel Hill Trail will be closed as crews work on nearby slopes.

​​For more information: www.US26MtHoodSafety.org