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Construction Update Aug. 27-Sept. 8, 2015

Aug. 27, 2015
For information: Kimberly.Dinwiddie@odot.state.or.us; 503-539-8454
 
No work on Hood to Coast or Labor Day Weekend
24-hour flagging resumes Sept. 8
 
K&E Excavating will suspend work on Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29 for the Hood to Coast Relay for the safety of the runners. Work will also stop for the Labor Day weekend from noon Friday, Sept. 4  to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. 24-hour flagging on the west of the runaway truck ramp will resume Tuesday, Sept. 8. Blasting will resume in mid-September on the slope known as Map Curve, west of the run away truck ramp.
Work to stabilize the slopes will continue along the slopes east of the runaway truck ramp along with drainage and other work. This will require flagging throughout the three-mile project area from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and occasional flagging until noon on Friday.
Traffic Impacts: K&E Excavating will work Monday, Aug. 31 through Thursday, Sept. 3 from sunrise to sunset. This week's work requires 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:
U.S. 26
  • 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.
  • Blasting will resume in mid-September and require closures on U.S. 26 on Monday's, Tuesday's and Thursday's from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 K&E Excavating finished blasting on the slopes east of the runaway truck ramp.
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 truck traffic.
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.
 
Contact Information
For questions or comments about the Mount Hood Highway Safety Project, please contact:  
Kimberly Dinwiddie, ODOT Community Affairs
 
(503) 731-8281