Read the weekly construction news for traffic impact information, updated every Friday.
July 24, 2014 update:
** The contractor is continuing reconstructing and repaving all three lanes of Baseline Street from 10th Avenue to 1st Avenue. The two exceptions are the blocks from 10th Avenue to 9th Avenue (reconstructing/paving left lane only) and from 7th Avenue to 5th Avenue (reconstructing/paving right lane only). This will be the most disruptive work on Baseline Street to date
** Work will take place day and night, Monday through Saturday, with two lanes in a 2-block section closed on Baseline Street 24/7. Each 2-block section will take approximately 1 week to complete, including paving
** On Friday night, July 25, the contractor will pave the left and center lanes of Baseline Street between 10th Avenue and 8th Avenue. During the paving work, the connection from 9th Avenue to Baseline Street will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. After the paving is complete Saturday morning, July 26, the left and center lane closures from 10th Avenue to 8th Avenue will be lifted
** Beginning Monday morning July 28, and continuing until Saturday, August 2, the right and center lanes on Baseline Street between 10th and 8th Avenue will be closed 24/7. Paving of this section is scheduled for Friday night, August 1. From 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. on August 1, 9th Avenue will be closed at Baseline Street. After the paving is complete Saturday morning, August 2 (weather permitting), the right and center lane closures from 10th Avenue to 8th Avenue will be lifted
** There is remaining sidewalk and curb work on Baseline Street in various sections from 10th Avenue to 1st Avenue. The week of July 28, the right lane of Baseline Street from 5th Avenue to 4th Avenue will be closed for this work.
** Access to the main entrance and emergency room of Tuality Hospital will remain open at all times. If a detour is necessary to the emergency room, the new route will be clearly marked
** TriMet service on Baseline Street will be intermittently affected during this reconstruction work. Temporary bus stop closures will be communicated on www.trimet.org
and at the bus stops
** Driveways into and out of businesses and residences on Baseline Street will have access during the lane closures. There may be delays getting into/out of driveways if the contractor is actively working in front of the driveway. The contractor will be placing “business open” signs at the driveway entrances so customers know to still patronize businesses. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns/trouble with accessing your business or residence during this work.
Work on Oak Street:
** The center lane of Oak Street is closed in 3-block sections 24/7, moving east from Dennis Avenue. Next week, the contractor plans to be between and 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue. This work will take another couple weeks to complete
** In August, the contractor plans to close the left lane of Oak Street in 3-block sections 24/7, beginning at Dennis Avenue and moving east to 10th Avenue. The left lane closure is required for sidewalk, curb and ADA ramp work
** In September, the contractor plans to spend approximately 6 nights on the final paving of Oak Street from Dennis Avenue to 10th Avenue. After this, the only remaining work on Oak Street will be final striping, which will be completed in spring 2015
Crews have been added over this summer and a significant amount of work will be complete by October 2014. Please plan for congestion, delays and uneven road surfaces over the next couple of months. The majority of the work through September will be centered on Oak Street and Baseline Street between Dennis Avenue and 10th Avenue. After October 2014, the contractor plans to take a winter break and return in spring 2015 to complete the remaining work by the end of 2015.
The contractor and ODOT are working hard to minimize disruption as much as possible, but many impacts are unavoidable. There is increased traffic enforcement in the area. Please drive cautiously and follow construction signage.
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