Updated: July 24, 2015
Traffic Impacts in the area of the Sunrise Highway Construction
Week of July 27, 2015
· I-205 northbound off-ramp (exit 13) to SE 82nd Drive and OR 224 (Milwaukie Expressway) will be closed overnight on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for paving, signing and striping. Detour signs will direct northbound I-205 traffic to exit 14 (Sunnybrook Road) and back to SE 82nd Avenue and the Milwaukie Expressway (OR 224).
SE 82nd Avenue
· On Thursday, July 30 the new connection from SE 82nd Avenue to SE 82nd Drive is expected to open. A new signal is being installed on the I-205 northbound off-ramp controlling traffic heading to SE 82nd Avenue and the Milwaukie Expressway. Once the signal is operational, travelers heading both directions between SE 82nd Avenue and SE 82nd Drive will use the new connection.
Aslo on July 30, the biggest change/closure in the project area will be the Milwaukie Expressway--eastbound access and I-205--southbound access to SE 82nd Drive southbound will be closed permanently. Motorists will need to take I-205 south to exit 12A (OR 212/224) to travel to SE 82nd Drive. Watch for the detour signs for the actual closure date. See the Phase 1 map below.
SE 82nd Drive
· At SE 82nd Drive, near the intersection of SE Herbert Court, there will be one way traffic controlled by flaggers Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for paving, signing and striping.
SE Mather Road, SE Minuteman Way and SE Lawnfield Road
· SE Mather Road is permanently closed at SE Bordeaux Lane. SE Bordeaux can be reached from SE 98th Court and SE Mather Road, which ends at SE Bordeaux Lane.
· On Southwest Minuteman Way expect one-way traffic controlled by flaggers Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for installation irrigation and landscaping.
Maps to and From SE 82nd Drive: Click here for maps showing routes to and from SE 82nd Drive to these five area roads: SE 82nd Avenue, I-205 northbound, I-205 southbound, the Milwaukie Expressway and Lawnfield 82nd Avenue to 82nd Drive connection.
Maps to and from the Lawnfield Area: Click on this link Maps to see suggested routes to and from the Lawnfield business area from various highways. New travel routes to and from Lawnfield Road will remain in effect until 2016, when an east-west extension of SE Tolbert Street over the railroad tracks to a new intersection at Minuteman Way is completed.
Mather Road Closure Completed mid-July 2015
Construction Update: 7/13/15
SE 82nd Drive will remain open in both directions during the next phase of Sunrise Highway construction. ODOT worked with the contractor to change the original detours to greatly reduce the negative impacts to businesses along SE 82nd Drive. Original plans would have required closing SE 82nd Drive-southbound for up to 4 weeks
This work started July 20. The work will begin at the intersection of SE 82nd Drive and Herbert Court. Click here for the latest newsletter for more information and maps.
On about July 30, the biggest changes/closure in the project area will be that the Milwaukie Expressway--eastbound access and I-205--southbound access to SE 82nd Drive southbound will be closed permanently. Motorists will need to take I-205 south to exit 12A (OR 212/224) to travel to SE 82nd Drive. Watch for the detour signs for the actual closure date.
Maps to and From SE 82nd Drive: Click here for maps showing routes to and from SE 82nd Drive to these five area roads: SE 82nd Avenue, I-205 northbound, I-205 southbound, the Milwaukie Expressway and Lawnfield Road. The routings are in effect on July 30 when phase one starts.
Phase One: ODOT is building the new connection between SE 82nd Avenue and SE 82nd Drive. At the start of this phase on July 23, travelers should expect short delays and up to four days of one-way traffic in the area just south of the I-205 northbound on-ramp. Flaggers will direct vehicles through the area during this four-day period.
On July 30th, a traffic shift will occur when the new connection is finished from SE 82nd Avenue to SE 82nd Drive. Signs will direct motorists through the construction areas. he shift should be seamless for motorists.
Access to SE 82nd Drive from the Milwaukie Expressway eastbound and I-205 southbound will be permanently closed. Signs will announce this closure. To travel to SE 82nd Drive, use I-205 south to exit 12A (OR 212/224). Watch for the detour signs for the exact date and check this website.
This phase of the project will build the connections from the Oregon Highway 224 Milwaukie Expressway to the new Sunrise Highway which will open in 2016.
Phase Two: The start date is expected to be in August or September 2015. Specific dates will be announced on this website closer to the start.
This phase will involve some temporary changes for approximately 30 days.
TriMet Service: There will be no disruptions to TriMet service on Route 79. One stop at Ambler Road will be closed permanently. Riders will be notified at the stop in advance.
Cyclists and pedestrians: Cyclists and pedestrians will be directed through the construction areas. Follow the signs.
The construction impacts to traffic will change over the summer as the work progresses. Impacts will be minimal. Signs will be posted to direct vehicles, cyclists, transit riders and pedestrians as needed.
Project Website: More detailed information will be posted on this project website www.sunrisejta.org as we get closer to the start of this phase. Please check it frequently for updates.
For more information, contact Susan Hanson, ODOT Community Affairs Manager, 503-731-3490, email@example.com
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Construction on the Sunrise JTA (Jobs and Transportation Act) Project Continues
Scheduled for completion in 2016, the project will address congestion and safety problems in the OR 212/224 corridor by building a new four lane highway from I-205 to 122nd Avenue and improving local roadway connections to the Lawnfield Industrial District. When completed, the project will reduce congestion, increase safety, and enhance economic development opportunities and freight mobility.
Click on this link Maps
to see suggested routes to and from the Lawnfield business area from various highways. Please note: The files are large and take time to load.
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