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Updated:  August 28, 2015
The Sunrise Highway project construction will impact traffic this week on several area roads. 
Oregon Highway 212/224 –Sunrise JTA Project
  • Southeast 82nd Avenue
    At Southeast 82nd Avenue between Southeast Sunnybrook Boulevard and OR 224 (Milwaukie Expressway) the right lane will be closed Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30 for new sign construction.
  • On Monday, August 31 the new connection between Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast 82nd Drive will open (dependent on dry weather). Travelers heading south on Southeast 82nd Avenue will have the option to continue south to I-205 or turn left at the new signalized intersection and continue east to Southeast 82nd Drive.  There will be new signs to direct traffic.
The new connection from SE 82nd Avenue to SE 82nd Drive is expected to open on Monday August 31.  This change is dependent on dry weather over the weekend. 
A new signal is being installed on the I-205 northbound off-ramp controlling traffic heading to SE 82nd Avenue and the Milwaukie Expressway.  Once the signal is operational, travelers heading both directions between SE 82nd Avenue and SE 82nd Drive will use the new connection.
The biggest change/closure as a result of  the new connection between 82nd Avenue and 82nd Drive that the Milwaukie Expressway eastbound access and I-205--southbound access to SE 82nd Drive will be closed permanently. Motorists will need to take I-205 south to exit 12A (OR 212/224) to travel to SE 82nd Drive.  This change will occur at the same time as opens. Watch for the detour signs for the actual closure date.  See the Phase 1 map below. 
Southeast Mather Road and Minuteman Way SE Mather Road is permanently closed at SE Bordeaux Lane. SE Bordeaux can be reached from SE 98th Court and SE Mather Road, which ends at SE Bordeaux Lane.
Maps to and From SE 82nd Drive: Click here for maps showing routes to and from SE 82nd Drive to these five area roads: SE 82nd Avenue, I-205 northbound, I-205 southbound, the Milwaukie Expressway and Lawnfield 82nd Avenue to 82nd Drive connection.


Maps to and from the Lawnfield Area:  Click on this link Maps to see suggested routes to and from the Lawnfield business area from various highways. New travel routes to and from Lawnfield Road will remain in effect until 2016, when an east-west extension of SE Tolbert Street over the railroad tracks to a new intersection at Minuteman Way is completed.
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Mather Road Closure  Completed mid-July 2015


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Construction Update: 7/13/15
SE 82nd Drive will remain open in both directions during the next phase of Sunrise Highway construction.  ODOT worked with the contractor to change the original detours to greatly reduce the negative impacts to businesses along SE 82nd Drive.  Original plans would have required closing SE 82nd Drive-southbound for up to 4 weeks
This work started July 20.   The work will begin at the intersection of SE 82nd Drive and Herbert Court.  Click here for the latest newsletter for more information and maps.
In mid- to late August, the biggest changes/closure in the project area will be that the Milwaukie Expressway--eastbound access and I-205--southbound access to SE 82nd Drive southbound will be closed permanently. Motorists will need to take I-205 south to exit 12A (OR 212/224) to travel to SE 82nd Drive.  Watch for the detour signs for the actual closure date. 
Maps to and From SE 82nd Drive:  Click here for maps showing routes to and from SE 82nd Drive to these five area roads:  SE 82nd Avenue,   I-205 northbound, I-205 southbound, the Milwaukie Expressway and Lawnfield Road.  The routings are in effect on July 30 when phase one starts. 
Phase One:  ODOT is building the new connection between SE 82nd Avenue and SE 82nd Drive.  At the start of this phase on July 23, travelers should expect short delays and up to four days of one-way traffic in the area just south of the I-205 northbound on-ramp.  Flaggers will direct vehicles through the area during this four-day period.
In early August, a traffic shift will occur when the new connection is finished from SE 82nd Avenue to SE 82nd Drive.  Signs will direct motorists through the construction areas.
This phase of the project will build the connections from the Oregon Highway 224 Milwaukie Expressway to the new Sunrise Highway which will open in 2016.
Phase Two: The start date is expected to be in August or September 2015.  Specific dates will be announced on this website closer to the start.
This phase will involve some temporary changes for approximately 30 days.  
  • The Milwaukie Expressway eastbound access to I-205 northbound will be closed temporarily.
  • SE 82nd Drive northbound access to I-205 northbound is closed temporarily.
    • Use SE 82nd Avenue northbound to SE Sunnybrook Blvd. on-ramp to I-205 north.   
TriMet Service:  There will be no disruptions to TriMet service on Route 79.  One stop at Ambler Road will be closed permanently.  Riders will be notified at the stop in advance.
Cyclists and pedestrians:  Cyclists and pedestrians will be directed through the construction areas.  Follow the signs.  
The construction impacts to traffic will change over the summer as the work progresses. Impacts will be minimal. Signs will be posted to direct vehicles, cyclists, transit riders and pedestrians as needed.
Project Website:  More detailed information will be posted on this project website www.sunrisejta.org as we get closer to the start of this phase.  Please check it frequently for updates.
For more information, contact Susan Hanson, ODOT Community Affairs Manager, 503-731-3490, susan.c.hanson@odot.state.or.us. You can sign up for email updates by emailing Susan Hanson. 

Sunrise JTA Map - Phase 2 June 2015.jpg
Construction on the Sunrise JTA (Jobs and Transportation Act) Project Continues
Scheduled for completion in 2016, the project will address congestion and safety problems in the OR 212/224 corridor by building a new four lane highway from I-205 to 122nd Avenue and improving local roadway connections to the Lawnfield Industrial District. When completed, the project will reduce congestion, increase safety, and enhance economic development opportunities and freight mobility.
Click on this link Maps to see suggested routes to and from the Lawnfield business area from various highways. Please note:  The files are large and take time to load.
For a printable copy of this map with text click on this link
To receive periodic project updates click here.


Project Contact
Susan Hanson, ODOT Community Affairs, 503‐731‐3490


Project Information
The Sunrise JTA Project is a phase of the much larger Sunrise Corridor Preferred Alternative that will address existing congestion and safety problems in the Oregon 212/224 corridor by constructing a new road from I-205 to 122nd Avenue. Major project elements include:
  • Constructing a new four-lane limited access highway (two lanes in each direction) from the Milwaukie Expressway (OR 224) at I-205 to SE 122nd Avenue at OR 212/224.
  • Constructing a new I-205 overcrossing that will connect 82nd Drive and 82nd Avenue.
  • Improving bicycle and pedestrian accommodations in the project area.
  • Improving the intersection of SE 122nd Avenue and OR 212/224.
  • Improving intersections in the project area, including traffic signals, signing, striping, drainage and water quality. 

Construction of the Sunrise JTA Project is expected to be completed by summer 2016.

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For the most current information about the Sunrise JTA Project, click on the links below. 

Sunrise Newsletter March 2015
  Note:  The closure of the segment of Lawnfield Road occurred on April 15

Construction Impacts for Motorists

Bicycle & pedestrian improvements