June 27, 2016
For information: Kimberly.Dinwiddie@odot.state.or.us; 503-539-8454
Project website: www.US26MtHoodSafety.orgNo work starting noon Friday through 6 a.m. Tuesday for Fourth of JulyDaytime and nighttime work with flagging and lane closures throughout Monday-noon Friday
Monday, June 27 through noon Friday, July 1, travelers should expect delays during the day and night as crews work along U.S. 26 between the Mirror Lake Trail Head (milepost 52) and east of the runaway truck ramp (milepost 49). This week crews are working multiple shifts to complete work on the slopes, electrical vaults and drainage.
Work will cease for the Fourth of July weekend from noon Friday, July 1 through 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 5. During the weekend, travelers will still encounter barrels and equipment in the shoulders and behind the work zone barriers.
Throughout the week, trail users along the Pioneer Bridle Trail will see workers along the trail building a retaining wall and could experience intermittent trail flagging.
During the week hauling will occur along Trillium Lake Road and Lolo Pass Road. This year, the hauling on Lolo Pass Road should be intermittent.
This weeks work includes slope work at Map Curve, striping, retaining wall construction adjacent to the Pioneer Bridle Trail, installing electrical vaults and hauling materials.
The final blast of the rock slopes took place on Tuesday, May 24. A few blast could remain in the project as K&E Excavating installs electrical components beneath the roadway. Currently, no other blasts are planned to take place in the near future.
Impacts to Travel
Construction will delay travel through the area. However, you will still be able to get to where you are going. Here is what to expect so you can plan to avoid delays.
The information above reflects the impacts for the current week. Throughout the season you can expect the following traffic impacts:
• Closures up-to one hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday’s Tuesday’s and Thursday’s on U.S. 26 west of Government Camp for rock blasting.
• Around-the-clock lane closure on U.S. 26 from east of Kiwanis Camp Road to east of Mirror Lake.
• Increase truck traffic on Lolo Pass Road and Trillium Lake Road.
• Flagging and up-to 20 minute traffic stops anytime the contractor is working.
•Daytime and nighttime work.
•Occasional 24-hour flagging.