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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
  
September 24 to October 1
 
 
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 month, they will be actively rebuilding approximately 2,000 feet of the OR99W roadway from MP 27 back to the intersection of OR99W, with Niederberger Road and Parks Drive, at the south end of Dundee.
 
The current lane striping, on OR99W, channelizes the two-lane, two-way traffic, with a ‘Left Turn Lane’, to one side of the highway at Niederberger Road. A new ‘Left Turn Lane’ is being added to turn into the new NE Orchard Court, at the new traffic signal.
 
NOTE: The asphalt paving work on OR 99W was completed this week. The new permanent striping is now scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. Monday night, September 26, 2016 and work will be continuing each of the following week-nights at 9:00 p.m., for the striping, signing and traffic signal activation. These operations will wrap up at 5:00 a.m. each morning. For this work, traffic will be one-way, controlled by flaggers.  Expected delays, should be minimal.
 
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 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.
 
Motorist should expect intermittent daytime traffic delays on Springbrook Rd., 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. 
·         Tentatively scheduled for October 28th, girders will be delivered off of Hwy 219 at the new bypass entrance. 
This could cause short term delays to highway traffic.
 
·         Grading operations in the area of College Street will have some 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 are open.  However, travelers can expect midday lane closures of the southbound off ramp. The contractor is currently building a new westbound to southbound loop 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.
 
OR 99E:Young Street Safety and ADA Ramps (Woodburn)
(mileposts 24.88 – 45.64 in Marion County)
This project reconstructs the Young Street/99E intersection, providing improved turning radii, new traffic signals, and improved bike and pedestrian facilities.  It includes a pavement overlay through the intersection.  In addition, specific interspersed sidewalk ramps will be reconstructed along the highway between Aurora and Salem to bring them into compliance with current ADA standards.
 
The new signals have been turned on. Currently, the north crosswalk is the only one that is open. New curbs and sidewalk will then be poured, providing flatter radii to facilitate truck turning movements.  When the curbs are complete, the intersection will receive a 2” ACP grind/inlay.
 
Once the new sidewalks and curbs are in place, the contractor will base pave the widening at the corners, then grind and inlay the highway from the railroad tracks on the south to a couple of hundred feet to the north.
 
All travel lanes are open between 5 am and 8 pm.  There will be lane closures and occasional flagging of the intersection to facilitate the road construction between 8pm and 5am.  Delays will be minimal.
 
Construction will be completed in late September.
   
 
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