May 23 - 30, 2015*
*Schedules are subject to change due to weather and site conditions.
There will be no work on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.
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: Tuesday through Friday, expect daytime lane
restrictions on Helvetia Road between the westbound ramp intersection and the
Jacobson Road intersection between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Flaggers will be
controlling traffic through the work zone during these restrictions.
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:
Traffic Impacts: No traffic impacts.
For more information: www.RossIslandBridgeProject.org
U.S. 26 – Mt. Hood Highway – at Southeast Orient Drive
Project Description: A contractor working for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will begin construction on a safety improvement project on US 26 (Mt. Hood Highway) and Southeast Orient Drive beginning February 23, 2015. The project is scheduled to be completed in summer 2015.
Traffic Impacts: This project is complete; no traffic impacts.
For more information: www.Oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/Pages/US26Orient.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: K&E Excavating will work Tuesday
through Friday from sunrise to sunset. This week's work will include 24-hour
flagging on the west end of the project and blasting on Tuesday, May 26 and
Thursday, May 28 and intermittent flagging throughout the three-mile project
area. Hauling will also continue along Lolo Pass Road and Trillium Lake Road.
- 24-hour flagging will occur on the west end of the project
at Map Curve from 5 a.m. Tuesday to 10 a.m. Friday. Delays associated with the flagging
should be minimal; however, it could last up to 20-minutes. Starting at 10 a.m.
Friday and until 5 a.m. Tuesday, U.S. 26 will have one lane open in each
direction. The 24-hour flagging will allow the contractor to place a shipping
container along the north side of U.S. 26 between the work on the steep slopes
and traffic on the highway to prevent rocks from rolling into U.S. 26.
Travelers should expect up to one hour closure of U.S. 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday,
May 26 and Thursday, May 28 for rock blasting. This
is subject to change due to site conditions and work progress.
- Tuesday through Friday, travelers will encounter traffic stops controlled
by flaggers, and lane and shoulder closures from sunrise to sunset throughout
the three-mile project area.
- With the exception of 24-hour flagging, 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
- Thursday, May 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
flaggers will direct travelers in sections of a three-mile stretch of Lolo Pass
Road north of U.S. 26 for localized pavement repairs. This work is weather
dependent and can be rescheduled.
- Hauling will continue along Lolo Pass Road and take place Tuesday through
Friday from sunrise to sunset. People in the area should use caution and expect
Trillium Lake Road
- Hauling will continue along Trillium Lake Road and take place Tuesday through
Friday from sunrise to sunset.
- Road 31 will be closed to all traffic around-the-clock Tuesday through
- Trail closures as crews work on nearby slopes.
For more information: www.US26MtHoodSafety.org