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U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) Paving Project: Sylvan to I-405

Project Information
Work began in June 2012 and was complete in June 2013 on an ODOT project to pave U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) in both directions between the Sylvan Interchange and I-405 in the City of Portland. This two-mile stretch of highway was last repaved in 1994 and was severely rutted. The project elements included:
  • Grind, pave and restripe U.S. 26 in both directions from just east of the Sylvan interchange to I-405. This includes the highway lanes, shoulders, ramps and the Vista Ridge Tunnel (milepost 71.5 to milepost 73.7)
  • Repair pavement on the east side of the Vista Ridge Tunnel
  • Install one new sign structure and replace one sign structure
  • Upgrade highway signs in the project area
  • Add a ramp meter to the U.S. 26 eastbound on-ramp from the Zoo
  • Replace approximately 60 light poles and light heads between the Zoo and the Vista Ridge Tunnel

View a PDF version of the map (3.6 MB).

Read the May 2012 newsletter

Schedule and traffic impacts

Work is complete on this project as of June 2013. 


Highway sign changes

There were some language changes on signs on U.S. 26 eastbound.  Signs that previously displayed, “Canyon Rd.  JELD-WEN Field” were changed to “Jefferson St JELD-WEN Field.” ODOT strives to display the street name the highway user will most immediately encounter. In this case, Jefferson Street is the more accurate location. 

Read the informational flier detailing all the sign changes.

ODOT Contact Information
For more information, please contact: 
Lili Boicourt, ODOT Community Affairs
PH: 503-731-8247
Email: Lili.D.Boicourt@odot.state.or.us