September 24, 2014
Sunrise JTA Project Update
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 two 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.
To make these improvements, SE Lawnfield Road will be closed permanently between the Union Pacific Railroad crossing and 82nd Drive to make way for a new connection between SE Mather Road and Lawnfield Road. The date of the closure is dependent on several days of warm, dry weather in October. Kerr Contractors, Inc. must complete the necessary construction items before this closure can occur. The closure could be as early as October 6. If good weather is not available during the month of October, the closure will be delayed to Spring 2015.
Return to this website www.sunrisejta.org
for announcements about the specific date of the closure and maps showing travel routes in and out of the Lawnfield Industrial Area. Signs announcing the closure date will be posted in advance and detour signs will be posted during the closure. Immediately following this closure, the alternative route to access Lawnfield Road will be via SE 102nd Avenue and Mather Road.
After the closure of Lawnfield Road, the contractor will then have 10 days to complete building the connection of Lawnfield Road and the new section of Minuteman Way next to the railroad. Once this connection is complete, Mather Road will be closed permanently where it will be cut off by the building of the Sunrise Highway as shown on the map. 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.
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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