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Revised: June 22, 2015
Construction Update: 6/22/15
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
Also, the date for this next phase of construction has been moved later, starting no earlier than July 6. 
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 signs.  See the maps below. 
Phase One:  ODOT is building the new connection between SE 82nd Avenue and SE 82nd Drive in early July.  At the start of this phase 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.
A traffic shift a will occur when the new connection is finished from SE 82nd Avenue to SE 82nd Drive.  Signs will direct motorists through the construction areas. The shift should be seamless for motorists.
Overall this phase of the project is building the connections from the Oregon Highway 224 Milwaukie Expressway to the new Sunrise Highway which will open in 2016.
TriMet Service:  There will be no disruptions toTriMet 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 traffic impacts will change over the summer as the construction progresses. They 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 the 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. 
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 Construction Update:  4/27/15  
The extension of Minuteman Way is now open between Lawnfield Road on the north and Mather Road on the south.  
Lawnfield Road is closed between SE 82nd Drive and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
The closure of Mather Road at Bordeaux Lane will occur at a future date to be announced. 
Click on this link Maps to see suggested routes to and from theLawnfield 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. Please note: The files are large and take time to load.
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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
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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

Sunrise Fact Sheet Summer 2013

Frequently Asked Questions



General background information and current status of the project.  More 
Maps, design drawings, and other project documents.  More  
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