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Construction is Underway!

Construction began in December 2021 and will continue through 2025. In December, the contractor is mobilizing equipment on site and installing signs, with minimal traffic impacts. Major work and traffic impacts begin in January 2022. 

We know that construction can be impactful. We will work to keep you informed throughout the project and minimize construction impacts to the community as much as possible. Some of the considerations the project team will take include:
  • Reducing or limiting work during some holidays and cultural festivals.
  • Providing as much notice as possible before any closures. 
  • Dedicating additional time to translate important construction notices.
Below you will find information about current traffic impacts and also what to expect throughout the lifespan of the project. We will send email notifications as the project moves forward. For major closures, we will also share information more widely through media and advertising. Sign up to receive construction email updates

Current Impacts

As of 1/14/22 

  • Daytime shoulder closures and flagging on Cascade Avenue, between Scholls Ferry Road and Greenburg Road, from Jan. 17 to Jan. 21. Traffic control staff will be onsite to help direct traffic. 
  • Daytime shoulder closures on the following local roads near the highway ramps: Allen Boulevard, Hall Boulevard, Scholls Ferry Road and Greenburg Road. 
  • OR 217 shoulders on the highway and ramps intermittently closed throughout the project area. People biking on highway shoulders may need to plan alternate routes using local roads.
  • Nighttime single lane closures on OR 217 throughout the project area from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 
  • Around-the-clock closure of the existing southbound auxiliary lane between SW Hall Boulevard and SW Scholls Ferry Road for 3-4 months. The two through lanes and the on- and off-ramps will remain open.  
  • Highway drivers will continue to see slightly narrower lanes to provide space for construction work zones.  

Overview of Construction Impacts

Highway at night with construction barrels and illuminated arrow board closing a travel lane. Much of the work on OR 217 will take place at night when traffic volumes are lower. However, daytime work is unavoidable and we anticipate more traffic and congestion in the area during construction. 

Construction is dynamic and some of these impacts may change as the project progresses. 

What You Can Expect During Construction

Impacts are listed by categories below. Use the plus signs to expand each section. Click again to minimize. 

For Drivers

  • Lane closures will routinely occur at night between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Around-the-clock lane closures will happen several times for up to nine days at a time.
  • Full closure of one direction of OR 217 at a time for up to five weekends.
  • Short-term closures of existing auxiliary lanes.​​


  • ​Highway ramp closures will routinely occur at night between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Allen Boulevard: up to four-month closure of the left turn from Allen Boulevard to OR 217 south.
  • Denny Road: up to five-month closure of the southbound on- and off-ramps during construction of the new frontage road.
  • ​Hall Boulevard: up to two-month closure of the on-ramp to OR 217 south.
  • OR 99W: up to two-month closure of the on-ramp from northbound OR 99W to OR 217 northbound.
  • Other OR 217 on- and off-ramp closures for up to two weeks.


​Lane closures and some nighttime full closures on local roads adjacent to OR 217 including Hall Boulevard, Allen Boulevard, Denney Road, Scholls Ferry Road, Greenburg Road and OR 99W.

​Up to nine-month closure of the Hall Boulevard overpass between OR 99W and Pfaffle Street in Tigard to motor vehicles.

For People Biking, Walking, Rolling or Taking Transit

  • A temporary bicycle and pedestrian bridge will be available for non-motorized use while the Hall Boulevard overpass in Tigard is closed.
  • ​OR 217 shoulders will be closed to people on bikes for the duration of the project.
  • People biking on local streets in the project area may be directed to ride in the travel lane or use a different route due to short-term shoulder or lane closures.
  • Pedestrians on local streets in the project area may encounter sidewalk closures, in which case signed ADA-accessible detour routes will be posted.


  • ​There may be short-term impacts to bus stops and routes. Look for more information at the bus stops and on TriMet.org.​ The WES Commuter Rail will be unaffected during construction. ​

For Nearby Residents and Businesses

Nighttime work is needed to minimize traffic impacts. When crews are working nearby, residents and businesses may hear construction noise and feel vibrations. Call our 24/7 noise hotline (503-412-2349) to reach a person to discuss nighttime noise concerns.

When crews​ are working nearby at night residents may notice light in the construction zones.​

Crews will need to remove trees and vegetation along OR 217 on ODOT property.​​​​ We are also planting native trees and shrubs in targeted areas throughout the project area.​

Tips for Traveling Safely in Work Zones

  • Orange is your cue! Pay attention when you see orange signs, barrels, cones and barricades.
  • Obey all speed signs. Speeds will be reduced on OR 217 and Scholls Ferry Road for your safety and the safety of others.
  • Expect delays — plan for them — and leave early so you can drive safely through the work zone.
Orange and white background with the works Don't Zone out in work zones and a cell phone.


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Project Contacts

OR 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project Team 
Lili Boicourt
Email
hwy217@odot.oregon.gov
Phone
503-265-8704

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Correo electrónico
hwy217@odot.oregon.gov
Teléfono
503-731-4128

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Civil Rights Title VI  accommodations and/or  translation/interpretation services, call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

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