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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
      
 
August 29 to September 5, 2015
 
 
 
FFO I-5 @ OR214 Interchange (Woodburn) Development
OR219/OR214: (Hillsboro – Silverton Highway, mile points 36.24 to 37.87) & (I-5, mile posts 271.53 to 276.01)
This is an interchange modernization project that includes widening the existing bridge over I-5, new interchange ramps, reconstruction and widening of OR219 / OR214 from Willow Ave. to Broughton Way, re-alignment of Arney Road, construction of a new transit facility at Evergreen Road, construction of sound walls, new signing, new illumination and more.
 
The new traffic pattern requires OR219 / OR214 traffic wishing to access I-5 northbound and southbound to be in the right lane. This change has improved the overall flow of traffic through the interchange.
 
Also, two new freeway entrance ramps now reduce cross-traffic turns necessary for travelers through this area.
 
The final striping, signing and signal changes, landscaping and other miscellaneous enhancement features are currently underway, so motorists should expect intermittent night time traffic delays on OR219 & OR214 between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.
 
Access to all businesses remains open during construction. Motorists should look for and follow the blue “business access” signs and blue cones to reach the businesses.
 
 
 
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.
 
The primary impact to the travelling public occurs on OR99W, at the South end of Dundee, where Niederberger Road crosses OR99W, over to Parks Road. Continuing this week, the truck traffic has an increased presence, hauling aggregate material across OR99w at Niederberger Road and Parks Road.
 
Motorist 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 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.
 
This week, construction will include:
·         Bridge girders are scheduled for delivery and installation on Tuesday, August 25 and Thursday August 27. The planned delivery route is Hwy 99 to Hwy 219 to Wynooski then onto our haul road south of 11th. Construction pilot vehicles will assist in controlling traffic.
 
·         Concrete trucks will service our bridge construction activities at 7 AM west of River on Friday August 28.
 
 
 
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.
 
Traffic shoulders are narrowed and lanes have been shifted on southbound I-5 just south of Kuebler Blvd. This traffic configuration will be in effect for one year during construction. The I-5 southbound ramps will be flagged at night for trucks crossing Kuebler Blvd. Expect up to 20 minute delays between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
 
Intermittently on weeknights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., the Southbound right lane will be closed to allow trucks to accelerate and merge with I-5 traffic.
 
Also, westbound lanes on Kuebler have been shifted slightly to the south to accommodate construction activity. During the day, travelers should watch for construction vehicles and equipment entering and exiting the work area from Kuebler.
 
Motorists should be aware of the increased construction activity around the interchange, proceed with caution through the work zone and obey posted speed limits.
 
 
 
OR 99W Amity to Hoffman Road
(mileposts 45 in Yamhill County to 62 in Polk County)
This project replaces the pavement that has become substandard throughout this section of OR 99W. In addition to grind out, paving and striping, the project includes new bridge rail and guardrail approaches, and improvements to the railroad crossing where the Portland & Western Railroad crosses OR 99W at milepost 52.7 south of Amity.
 
Most of the work will be done during weekday evenings from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. but there will be some daytime work. Travelers can expect up to 20-minute delays. There will be a one weekend closure of OR 99W on September 11-13 to complete the railroad work. During the closure, a detour and flaggers will be employed.
 
The 24-hour flagging operation on the heavily traveled section south of OR 22 will be completed and there shouldn’t be any more daytime traffic impacts.
 
  
 
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