Read the weekly construction news for traffic impact information, updated every Friday.
August 28, 2014 update:
***All lane closures on Baseline Street and Oak Street will be lifted from noon on Friday, Aug. 29 to Tuesday, Sept. 2 due to the Labor Day holiday.***
** 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 is the most disruptive work on Baseline Street in the project
** 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 Thursday night, August 28, the contractor will pave the right and center lanes of Baseline Street between 5th Avenue and 4th Avenue. During the paving work, the connection from 5th Avenue to Baseline Street and 4th Avenue to Baseline Street will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. (the north side of the intersections). After the paving is complete Friday morning, August 29, the right and center lane closures from 5th Avenue to 4th Avenue will be lifted.
** Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, and continuing until Saturday morning, Sept. 6, the right and center lanes on Baseline Street between 4th Avenue and 2nd Avenue will be closed 24/7. Paving of this section is scheduled for Friday night, Sept. 5 (weather permitting). There may be intermittent nighttime closures of the north side of the intersection of 4th Avenue and Baseline Street & 3rd Avenue and Baseline Street throughout the week.
** Driveways into and out of businesses and residences on Baseline Street will typically have access during the lane closures. There may be short closures 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.
** 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
Work on Oak Street:
** The week of Sept. 2, the contractor plans to close the left lane of Oak Street 24/7 from 6th Avenue to 9th Avenue. The left lane closure is required for sidewalk, curb and ADA ramp work and will continue east on Oak Street to 10th Avenue. This will take a few more weeks to complete.
**In mid-September, the contractor plans do the final paving on the left and center lanes on Oak Street from Dennis Avenue to 10th Avenue, which will involve significant lane closures over several days. After this, the only remaining work on Oak Street will be final striping, which will be completed in October (weather permitting) or 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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