|Paving and striping work will require temporary lane closures and flaggers may temporarily block access to driveways and intersections for short periods. ODOT staff will work with property owners to coordinate access to and from their properties. We anticipate the majority of the work will take place during nighttime hours when traffic volumes are lower on Highway 99E, however, daytime lane closures may take place. |
Paving and striping work will take place at night when traffic volumes are lower on OR 99E. Paving and striping work will take place each night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. up to seven days a week. In downtown Oregon City, lane closures will not begin until 9 p.m.
The contractor may also close lanes during the day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends. Daytime lane closures will occur in short segments and will not span far.
Paving is expected to wrap up in August. Work is expected to wrap up by the end of September. However, it is possible the work schedule could shift due to wet weather.
During the work, the contractor will close lanes. Although the road will remain open, drivers should expect delays.
Weekend Intersection Closures on Oregon Highway 99E in Downtown Oregon City
The contractor closed lanes and intersections along OR 99E between 10th Street and Main Street around-the-clock the weekend of July 9. The closures were needed to replace the membrane on two OR 99E viaducts in Oregon City (the membrane on the viaducts is a protective layer between the asphalt driving surface and the bridge viaduct structure. The membrane protects the structure from corrosion due to water). The contractor closed one lane in each direction and the intersecting streets around-the-clock for one weekend this summer.
The contractor anticipated needing two weekends for this work and finished in one weekend instead. This is good news for weekend travelers along OR 99E in Oregon City.
Traffic Signals will Run a Little Slow
When we pave, we have to remove the traffic signal loop. This loop senses the cars on the roadway and adjusts the signal timing accordingly. When the loop is removed, we will time the signal manually. This means for drivers, they may sit at a red light a little longer than normal. Our ODOT crews will monitor the signal timing and make adjustments as needed. After the final striping is installed the traffic loops will be re-installed and the traffic signals will function normally again.