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OR 99W Paving Project from OR 240 in Newberg to OR 18 at McDougal Junction

OVERVIEW

This is a pavement preservation project located in Yamhill County on OR 99W that begins at OR 240 (Main Street in Newberg), and goes south through Dundee to OR 18 at McDougal Junction. Most of the seven miles of paving will be done between May and September of this year with completion in 2015.  The work will remove and replace old pavement, guardrails and update some signage to improve overall safety and driving conditions.
Within the City of Dundee, the project will only include spot repairs on OR99W in the summer of 2014.  There are several other projects under design by ODOT and the City of Dundee that will upgrade the city’s waterlines, storm drainage, sidewalks, ADA ramps, illumination and streetscape.  Paving on OR99W in Dundee will be completed in 2015 once the various contractors complete the upgrades in the city.

PURPOSE AND NEED

The pavement on this stretch of OR99W has reached the end of its design life.  It is due to be paved to further preserve the life of the roadway.

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS

Construction will begin sometime in May and continue through September.  It will include:  seven miles of pavement restoration; upgrade of ADA ramps in Newberg to meet current standards; replace signs to meet current standards; replace roadside markers; upgrade guardrail to meet current standards; and upgrade the rail road crossing in Newberg south of the couplet.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

Due to the high volume of traffic on OR99W, most of the work will be done at night, Sunday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.  Several weekends of work in Newberg will be scheduled for rebuilding the railroad crossing near SW 1st Street.  During the work, it will require the closure of a travel lane with flaggers controlling two-way traffic.  Motorists can expect up to 20-minute delays.   Driveway accesses will be maintained.

COST ESTIMATE

The estimated construction cost is $4.2 million.  The funding comes from both federal and state funds through the Pavement Preservation Program.

PROJECT INFORMATION PAPER

IS THE PROJECT RELATED TO THE NEWBERG-DUNDEE BYPASS PHASE 1 PROJECT?

No.  This pavement preservation project is not related to the Bypass Project, which is also currently under construction nearby.  The OR 99W project maintains the existing highway.  The Bypass Project will be a new road.  The first phase of the Bypass being constructed is a four-mile, two-lane roadway between OR 219 in Newberg and OR99W, just south of Dundee.  For more information on the project, visit: