Update Sept. 21, 2017:
Traffic impacts planned for this week:
** This weekend (Sept. 22-25), the contractor will close one lane in each direction and shift travel lanes. These lane closures will be continuous from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday. Drivers should be aware of traffic shifting and limited travel lanes throughout the weekend. This is for the contractor to finish paving the section of OR 99E between Harold Street and Tacoma Street
** There will be restrictions at various times this weekend on traffic turning onto/from Tolman Street or Bybee Street to/from McLoughlin Boulevard
**The #19 bus stop on SE 23rd Avenue at Westmoreland’s Union Manor will remain open, although there may be temporary route changes to accommodate the construction
** Expect nighttime lane closures on OR 99E between Harold Street and Tacoma Street Monday, Sept. 25 through Thursday, Sept. 28. These will begin after 7 p.m., will involve some noisy work, and will end by 5 a.m. This is when the contractor plans to restripe the highway
** There will be several times with limited access to/from McLoughlin Boulevard between Ochoco Street and Tacoma Street. Local traffic specifically heading for businesses between Ochoco and Tacoma streets will be permitted via a flagger on-site.
** The speed limit on OR 99E/SE McLoughlin between Harold Street and Tacoma Street has been temporarily reduced to 35 MPH. This is a construction-related speed reduction and the 45 MPH speed limit will be restored when work is complete.
** OR 99E northbound weekend closures are complete. In September and October, road users will experience single and double lane closures weeknights and weekends, with traffic shifted into various configurations.
** Drivers, people on bikes and on transit should expect that this area of OR 99E will have congestion, detours and delays through the end of the year, especially on the weekends. Please allow extra time when traveling through this area.
Paving is complete on OR 99E between Tacoma Street and Harrison Street. The contractor will apply permanent striping to this section in the next month.
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
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 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 www.trimet.org
** 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
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Construction began in April 2017 and will continue through the end of the year.