Work has beein ongoing since June 2012. As of January 2013, grinding, paving and permanent striping is complete on U.S. 26 and the ramps. From January through the end of the project in summer 2013, work will include sign bridge installation, light pole replacement, sign installation and ramp meter installation.
In the construction period of June 2012 to summer 2013, motorists may encounter single lane closures on U.S. 26 between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. and double lane closures between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. There will also be intermittent nighttime ramp closures. Motorists should expect short delays on U.S. 26 during nighttime lane closures.
To install the new sign structures, U.S. 26 in sections from Sylvan to I-405 will close in both directions between 11:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. This is planned for up to 4 different nights during construction. Three of these nighttime closures occured in January 2013. The fourth closure hasn't yet been scheduled. A signed detour will be in place directing motorists to OR 217 and I-5.