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
This work started July 20. The work will begin at the intersection of SE 82nd Drive and Herbert Court. Click here for the latest newsletter for more information and maps.
In mid- to late August, 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 for the actual closure date.
Maps to and From SE 82nd Drive: Click here for maps showing routes to and from SE 82nd Drive to these five area roads: SE 82nd Avenue, I-205 northbound, I-205 southbound, the Milwaukie Expressway and Lawnfield Road. The routings are in effect on July 30 when phase one starts.
Phase One: ODOT is building the new connection between SE 82nd Avenue and SE 82nd Drive. At the start of this phase on July 23, 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.
In early August, a traffic shift will occur when the new connection is finished from SE 82nd Avenue to SE 82nd Drive. Signs will direct motorists through the construction areas.
This phase of the project will build the connections from the Oregon Highway 224 Milwaukie Expressway to the new Sunrise Highway which will open in 2016.
Phase Two: The start date is expected to be in August or September 2015. Specific dates will be announced on this website closer to the start.
This phase will involve some temporary changes for approximately 30 days.
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 construction impacts to traffic will change over the summer as the work progresses. Impacts 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 this 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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