January 24 - 31, 2015*
*Schedules are subject to change due to weather and site conditions.
U.S. 26 – Sunset Highway – Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia
Project Description: The U.S. 26 Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Interchange project will
improve traffic flow and safety in the interchange area. Project elements
- 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
- 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: Work activities
currently scheduled will take place off of the roadway, with minimal traffic
- Please note: Northwest Groveland Drive is permanently closed at Northwest Helvetia
Road. Northwest Groveland Drive will be accessible from Northwest Groveland
Road via Northwest West Union Road.
- A speed reduction zone is
currently in place on Northwest Helvetia Road/ Northwest Brookwood Parkway from
the Northwest Helvetia Road/ Northwest West Union Road intersection to the Northwest
Brookwood Parkway/ Northwest Huffman Street intersection. The posted speed
limit has been changed to 40 mph in the work zone.
For more information: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/pages/us26_brookwoodpkwy/index.aspx
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: This project is in winter shutdown. Work will resume in April 2015.
For more information: www.US26MtHoodSafety.org