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Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties
For More Information: Shane Ottosen, Project Manager
(503) 986-2900
Lou Torres, Public Information Officer
(503) 986-2880
 
 
 
 
Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties
state highway construction update
   
 
November 26 to December 9
 
 
OR 18: NEWBERG – DUNDEE BYPASS (Phase 1D)
OR 18: (Hwy. 39, Salmon River Highway, mile points 55.48 to 57.99)
This is a grading, structures, paving, signing and signals project developing the new bypass highway alignment connecting OR99W (Hwy. 1W, Pacific Highway West) to OR219 (Hwy. 140, Hillsboro – Silverton Highway), in Yamhill County.  This is the third contract for the multi-phase roadway connecting these two cities with a new route along the Willamette River.  This contract creates a completed two-lane roadway from OR99W (near Niederberger Road) in Dundee to a mid-way point at Waterfront Road in Newberg.
 
Much of the construction activity for this portion of the bypass occurs away from the current state highways. However, for the next couple weeks, they will be installing concrete guard-rail, signing and landscaping, just south of the intersection of OR99W, with Niederberger Road and Parks Drive, at the south end of Dundee.
 
The primary impact to the traveling public, during the day, occurs on OR99W, at the South end of Dundee, where Niederberger Road crosses OR99W, over to Parks Road. This week, there will be truck traffic, hauling material across OR99w at Niederberger Road and Parks Drive.
 
Motorists should also expect intermittent traffic delays on OR99W, daily, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Brief lane closure delays are necessary for movement of the construction material haul vehicles, at this location.
 
 
 
OR 18: NEWBERG – DUNDEE BYPASS (Phase 1G)
OR 18: (Hwy. 39, Salmon River Highway, mile points 55.48 to 57.99)
This is the third contract in the multi-phase bypass project that will connect the cities of Newberg and Dundee. Work activities include, but are not limited to grading, structures, paving, signing and traffic signals.  The work areas included in this portion of the bypass include OR219 (Hillsboro – Silverton Hwy) near Springbrook Rd, OR219 at 2nd Street, Springbrook Road and OR99W (Pacific Highway West) in Newberg.
 
Motorist should also expect intermittent traffic delays on the following Highways and Streets:
 
·         OR219 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Fridays; and night time, between 7:00 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.
 
·         Daytime traffic delays on Springbrook Rd., Monday through Friday.
 
·         99W between 8:00 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.
 
OR 18:  NEWBERG – DUNDEE BYPASS (Phase 1E)
OR 18: (Hwy. 39, Salmon River Highway, mile points 57.99 to 59.67)
This is a grading, structures, paving, signing and signals project developing the new bypass highway alignment connecting OR99W (Hwy. 1W, Pacific Highway West) to OR219 (Hwy. 140, Hillsboro – Silverton Highway), in Yamhill County.  This is part of a multi-phase roadway connecting these two cities with a new route along the Willamette River.  This contract creates a completed two-lane roadway from Waterfront Road to OR219 in Newberg.
 
·         Bridge construction activities will continue at both sites. 
·         Grading operations throughout the site will only have minor impacts to traffic.
 
FFO I-5 @ Kuebler Interchange, Southbound Ramp Improvements
(I-5, mile posts 250.15 to 251.76)
The I-5 Kuebler Interchange Project will address the increasing congestion at the interchange by modifying the existing southbound off ramp, which will decrease the conflicts at Kuebler that have caused back-ups on I-5 southbound. The new ramp will meet modern standards and contain excess capacity. The project will also add a westbound to southbound I-5 loop on ramp and modify the eastbound to southbound I-5 on ramp.
 
Both new southbound on and off ramps, and the new westbound to southbound loop ramp, are open.  However, travelers can expect midday lane closures of the southbound off ramp.  
 
Expect intermittent night time lane closures on I-5 south bound.
 
Motorists should be aware of the increased construction activity around the interchange, proceed with caution through the work zone and obey posted speed limits.
  
 
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