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OR 99E Paving Project: SE Harold Street to SE Harrison Street

Construction Phase

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Milwaukie, Portland, Clackamas, Multnomah)

Construction is under way to repave 2.6 miles of Oregon 99E from SE Harold Street to SE Harrison Street. This stretch of OR 99E, commonly called SE McLoughlin Boulevard, travels through southeast Portland and Milwaukie. 


Traffic Impact

Update Nov. 2, 2017:

Traffic impacts planned for this week:

** Expect intermittent nighttime lane closures on OR 99E between Harold Street and Harrison Street. These will begin after 7 p.m., may involve some noisy work, and will end by 5 a.m.   

** The reduced speed limit on OR 99E/SE McLoughlin between Harold Street and Tacoma Street has been lifted.  This section has returned to a 45 MPH zone. 

** Throughout November, road users will experience intermittent single lane closures weeknights and weekends

** Drivers, people on bikes and on transit should expect that this area of OR 99E will have short delays through the end of the year. Please allow extra time when traveling through this area. 

View current traffic impact information on the weekly construction update, updated every Friday or at​​

Construction Impacts

​Work will take place from April 2017-December 2017
The majority of work will take place at night when traffic volumes are lower. Those traveling by car, bike, foot or public transit will experience delays and intermittent detours throughout construction. 

** Most lane closures on OR 99E will be between 7 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. (later on weekend mornings). There will be occasional weekend daytime lane closures and nighttime ramp closures. There will also be daytime lane closures on OR 99E during non-commute hours

**Complete: Full weekend closures on OR 99E in the northbound direction (from SE Tacoma Street to SE Harold Street) will be required to complete the bridge replacement. The official detour will direct northbound drivers to take OR 224 to I-205. Local access will be permitted as far north as Tacoma Street. Road users will be able to rejoin OR 99E northbound at Harold Street. View the detour map​ for more detail. The expected dates of these closures (from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday are):

* July 7-10 (complete)

* July 21-24 (complete)

* August 4-7 (complete)

* August 18-21 (complete)

** BIKE RIDERS: The shoulders of OR 99E will be closed throughout construction and a fully-signed bike detour will be in place (on SE 17th Avenue) 

** PEDESTRIANS: There will be short-term sidewalk closures. A signed ADA-accessible pedestrian detour will be provided during any sidewalk closures 

** TRANSIT USERS: Trimet bus stops in the area may be temporarily closed or unavailable. See for updates 

** BUSINESS DRIVEWAYS: There will be unavoidable short-term business driveway closures. There may be delays departing business driveways, with occasional flagging 

** NOISE: Residences and businesses adjacent to the project may experience daytime and nighttime construction noise. ODOT has obtained noise variances from the cities of Portland and Milwaukie and is anticipating up to 80 total nights of work throughout construction. ODOT will mitigate noise impacts by restricting high noise activities to no later than 10 p.m., in residential areas. In order to ensure worker safety, back-up alarms will be used during construction, including work conducted at night. For nighttime noise questions or concerns, call the 24-hour noise hotline at 503-412-2327

Meetings and Events

​Visit our online open house to watch project videos and learn more about the project.


​​Construction began in April 2017 and will continue through the end of the year.



Read the fact sheet​ (updated April 2017)

The pavement on this stretch of OR 99E, last replaced in 1994, has deteriorated and needs to be repaired. Grinding and repaving the highway will repair and preserve the road and provide a smoother surface. In addition, the Crystal Springs Creek Bridge will be replaced with a box culvert. Project elements include: 

** Grind, repave and restripe OR 99E from SE Harold Street in Portland to just north of SE Harrison Street in Milwaukie. The current striping will be replaced with durable, profiled thermoplastic striping and reflective pavement markings 

** From just south of SE Harold Street to the south end of Westmoreland Park, the outside 11 feet of pavement on both sides of the highway will undergo full reconstruction. A 4-foot section in Milwaukie from OR 224 to SE Ochoco Street will also require reconstruction

**Replace the OR 99E Crystal Springs Creek Bridge with a box culvert. This bridge has rotting wood piles and crossbeams and is nearing the end of its useful life. A culvert will be quicker to construct and less expensive than building a new bridge. The new culvert will be seven feet wider than the existing bridge, improving fish passage 

** Improve drainage on OR 99E from SE Harold Street to SE Tolman Street 

** Upgrade approximately 25 sidewalk ramps on OR 99E so that they meet ADA-accessibility standards 

** Repair joints and replace the membrane on the Johnson Creek Bridge 

** Pave the Frontage Road along OR 99E in Milwaukie (between SE Ochoco Street and SE Milport Street on the west side of the highway)


OR 99E | SE Harold to SE Harrison ​streets

Cost and Funding

​$10​.1 million

Additional Information

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Maps & Media

Project location map

Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Lili Boicourt

Last Updated

11/2/2017 5:17 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
OR99E-Fact-Sheet-18776.pdfThis fact sheet details the purpose of the project, project elements, the traffic impacts and how to stay involved.
OR99E-Weekend-Closures-18776.pdfThis details the traffic impacts expected on the project in July and August 2017, including weekend northbound closures of OR 99E from Tacoma Street to Harold Street.

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