August 1 - 8, 2015*
*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: Expect daytime single lane closures
on Northwest Helvetia Road (just north of the
interchange) which will be restricted to one lane of traffic with flagger
control on Saturday, August 1 from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The right lane (slow lane) of westbound US 26 will be closed the
night of Thursday, August 6 from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Friday morning at the
existing exit 61 off-ramp, for crews to pave the new on-ramp. The existing
westbound US 26 on-ramp will remain open during this work. The right lane of the eastbound US 26 off-ramp (exit 61) will be closed
for approximately one month beginning Monday, August 3 to finish widening the ramp.
For more information: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/pages/us26_brookwoodpkwy/index.aspx or
call the noise hotline at (503) 646-0231.
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 Monday and Thursday with flagging throughout the three-mile project area from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Thursday. Hauling will also continue along
Lolo Pass Road and Trillium Lake Road. Details include:
- Travelers should expect up to
one hour closure of U.S. 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 3 and
Thursday, August 6 for rock blasting. This
is subject to change due to site conditions and work progress.
- Monday through Thursday 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. Periodic flagging could also occur on Friday.
- 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
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