A new 2.5 mile, four-lane highway connecting the Milwaukie Expressway to SE 122nd Avenue and OR 212/224
Cost and Funding
$100,000,000 from the Oregon State Legislature for the Sunrise Expressway mainline highway.
This 2.5 mile multi-modal expressway from I-205 to SE 122nd Avenue improves traffic flow and eases congestion for people driving, biking and walking. The highway will improve congestion on OR 212, I-205 and SE 82nd Avenue and 82nd Drive. Almost 20,000 daily trips will be diverted from existing roads, reducing congestion costs by more than $20 million a year. It is the first phase of the larger Sunrise Corridor project.
The Sunrise Corridor is an essential freight route from I-5 and I-205 to U.S. 26 and central and eastern Oregon. In addition, the Clackamas Industrial Area is home to one of the state’s busiest and most critical freight distribution centers. The Oregon 212/224 corridor is not capable of handling the expected increase in traffic resulting from significant community development and industrial expansion in the corridor.
The Sunrise Expressway is the first phase of the larger Sunrise Corridor Project that continues east to SE 172nd Avenue. This 5-mile limited-access highway is in the planning phase. The Final Enviromental Impact Statement provides more detail. (Please note: This file is very large and may take several minutes to load).
Other improvements occurred prior to 2016 in addition to the Sunrise Expressway to improve safety, congestion and access in the Sunrise Corridor.
Sunrise Expressway Related Improvements
Other improvements occurred in addition to the Sunrise Expressway to improve safety, congestion and access in the Sunrise Corridor.
OR 212/224 at 82nd Drive and I-205
This project added a third westbound lane on OR 212/224 from the Union Pacific railroad overcrossing to I-205. This project provided immediate safety improvements and congestion relief while design of the Sunrise JTA Project was under way.
Lawnfield Connections Project
Clackamas County led a three-phase project to connect OR 212/224 to SE Lawnfield Road by way of 102nd Avenue, Minuteman Way (formerly Industrial Way), Mather Road and 98th Court. The project is designed to provide wider, smoother and safer travel for freight and passenger vehicles.
To accommodate the the Sunrise Expressway, Clackamas County extended SE Minuteman Way (formerly Industrial Way) from Mather Road to Lawnfield Road along the east side of the Union Pacific Railroad line.
Tolbert Street: 82nd Drive to Minuteman Way - Bridge Project
This project extended and improved Tolbert Street from 82nd Drive to Minuteman Way by a new bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad mainline tracks, adding a traffic signal to the intersection of Tolbert Street and 82nd Drive, bike lanes and sidewalks and a new intersection at Minuteman Way and the Camp Withycombe main gate. The new bridge replaces the former at-grade crossing at Lawnfield Road, making travel safer for vehicles and pedestrians.