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​Newberg-Dundee groundbreaking
Major projects getting under construction this year
 
The 2013 summer construction season will be one of  ODOT’s biggest and most significant, with a large number of major transportation improvement projects funded under the Jobs and Transportation Act and other sources getting underway. These projects will strengthen our transportation infrastructure, improve Oregon’s economy, enhance the livability of the state’s communities and reduce congestion.
 
The public will see construction on a number of major projects that have been under development for years—and some for decades.
·         The Sunrise JTA Project will reduce congestion and improve access to thousands of industrial jobs in the Clackamas area.
·         The Newberg-Dundee Bypass Phase One will reduce crippling congestion on OR 99W through Newberg and Dundee, improving economic development opportunities and allowing these communities to reclaim their downtowns.
·         The I-5 Woodburn interchange will improve an important regional interchange, reduce congestion and enhance transit connections.
·         The next round of improvements to the I-5/Beltline interchange in Eugene/Springfield will improve safety at a key interchange between major highways.
·         The U.S. 97/Murphy Road project will improve safety and mobility on the Bend Parkway at the southern city limits of Bend.
·         Truck climbing lanes on Interstate 5 and Interstate 84 will improve safety and freight mobility.
 
ODOT’s Summer 2013 Road Projects map shows where these and over 100 other projects are located across the state. Information about projects is also available on ODOT’s interactive project tracking map.
 
While highway construction means jobs for Oregonians and a better transportation system, it also means more than one hundred active work zones that can cause delays and pose hazards to travelers and construction workers alike. Travelers should be aware of upcoming work zones and always take action to slow down for a work zone.  To find out about highway work that could slow travel, motorists can visit ODOT’s award-winning road conditions website, www.TripCheck.com or www.TripCheck.com/mobile before they get on the road.