U.S. 26: Mt. Hood Jct. - Wapinitia Jct.
The Oregon Department of Transportation has contracted with Oregon Mainline Paving to pave U.S. Higway 26 from from OR Highway 35 (Mt. Hood Junction) to OR Highway 216 (Wapinitia Junction). Paving is expected to begin June 21 and be completed in July, weather dependent. The remainder of the road work will be completed by the end of September 2012.
Paving operations will be from 7pm to 7am, Sunday night through Friday morning. There will be single lane closures with traffic controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists can expect up to 20 minute delays.
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|Project Components |
Project Information Paper
- Grind and recycle 2” or 4” of existing asphalt
- Repave approximately 13 ½ miles of US 26 from the US 26/OR 35 junction to the Wapinitia junction
- Install durable striping
- Install rumble strips
- Upgrade signs and guardrails, as needed
This US 26 project is located between the US 26/OR 35 junction (mile post 57.45) and US 26/OR 216 (Wapinitia) junction (near mile post 71.00).
Purpose and Need for the Project
Rutting on U.S. Highway 26 east of Mt. Hood.
US 26 is a critical part of the state’s transportation system. The highway carries a high volume of freight and tourist traffic between Portland and central Oregon. Keeping roads in good condition and providing for safe travel are critical parts of the mission for the Oregon Department of Transportation.
The pavement for this section of highway is showing signs of distress and deep potholes are forming. ODOT maintenance crews applied an asphalt concrete patch in the summer of 2010, and will again in 2011, to preserve the roadway surface until this project is constructed in 2012.
To minimize impacts to the traveling public, paving will be done at night. There will be single lane closures with traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot cars. Motorists can expect up to 20 minute delays during the paving operations.
Upgrades to signs and guardrails will occur during daylight hours. It may be necessary to close one lane of traffic for short distances during these operations. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and delays will be limited to 20 minutes.
|Survey, Inventory of Highway
Features and Final Design