SE 82nd Drive will remain open in both directions during the next phase of Sunrise Highway construction. ODOT worked with the contractor to change the original detours to greatly reduce the negative impacts to businesses along SE 82nd Drive. Original plans would have required closing SE 82nd Drive-southbound for up to 4 weeks
Also, the date for this next phase of construction has been moved later, starting no earlier than July 13.
The biggest changes/closure in the project area will be that the Milwaukie Expressway--eastbound access and I-205--southbound access to SE 82nd Drive southbound will be closed permanently. Motorists will need to take I-205 south to exit 12A (OR 212/224) to travel to SE 82nd Drive. Watch for the detour signs. See the maps below.
Phase One: ODOT is building the new connection between SE 82nd Avenue and SE 82nd Drive in early July. At the start of this phase travelers should expect short delays and up to four days of one-way traffic in the area just south of the I-205 northbound on-ramp. Flaggers will direct vehicles through the area during this four-day period.
A traffic shift a will occur when the new connection is finished from SE 82nd Avenue to SE 82nd Drive. Signs will direct motorists through the construction areas. The shift should be seamless for motorists.
Overall this phase of the project is building the connections from the Oregon Highway 224 Milwaukie Expressway to the new Sunrise Highway which will open in 2016.
TriMet Service: There will be no disruptions to TriMet service on Route 79. One stop at Ambler Road will be closed permanently. Riders will be notified at the stop in advance.
Cyclists and pedestrians: Cyclists and pedestrians will be directed through the construction areas. Follow the signs.
The traffic impacts will change over the summer as the construction progresses. They will be minimal. Signs will be posted to direct vehicles, cyclists, transit riders and pedestrians as needed.
Project Website: More detailed information will be posted on the project website www.sunrisejta.org as we get closer to the start of this phase. Please check it frequently for updates.
For more information, contact Susan Hanson, ODOT Community Affairs Manager, 503-731-3490, email@example.com
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