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Oregon 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project

Overview and construction impacts
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Construction is underway on 
OR 217 and surrounding streets!
¡La construcción ha comenzado
 en OR 217 y calles cercanas! 
Para información en español, visite 
la página titulada Información Sobre el Proyecto.
 
This project will improve safety and reduce bottlenecks on OR 217 by adding auxiliary lanes, or ramp to ramp connections, between Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and OR 99W. Work began in December 2021 and continues through 2025. In partnership with the City of Beaverton and Washington County, we are making targeted improvements to local bicycle and pedestrian routes. 

With a lot of patience, we’ll all get through construction together and benefit from a safer and more reliable highway.

Current Impacts
As of 8/12/22 

Traffic impacts on SW Allen Boulevard over OR 217 
  • Traffic pattern changes and turning restrictions on SW Allen Boulevard are currently in place. 
    • No left turns from southbound SW Allen Boulevard off-ramp. Limited space for right turns for freight and large trucks.
    • No left turns from SW Allen Boulevard onto the southbound on-ramp.
    • Drivers impacted by these restrictions, especially freight and large trucks, are encouraged to use the neighboring interchanges to the north at Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway or the south at SW Denney Road. 
    • Please do not make U-turns along SW Allen Boulevard in this area.
  • These impacts are expected to continue through summer 2022. 

Map showing no left turns from 217 offramp to eastbound Allen and no left turns from westbound Allen to 217 onramp
New highway impacts
  • Intermittent nighttime single lane closures in both directions of OR 217 between SW Denney Road and SW Hall Boulevard from Monday Aug. 15 to Monday Aug. 22. This work will temporarily shift traffic lanes on the highway.
Nighttime work (no impacts to traffic)
  • Nighttime paving on southbound OR 217 between SW Hall Boulevard and SW Scholls Ferry Road. Work is scheduled for Friday night, Aug. 5 and again Friday night, Aug. 19 and Saturday night, Aug. 20. There are no traffic impacts associated with this work. 
  • Nighttime work on southbound OR 217 between SW Allen Boulevard and SW Denney Road near Fanno Creek. Work is currently scheduled for the nights of Sunday, Aug. 14 through Thursday, Aug. 18. Additional nighttime work is planned for early September. Although there aren’t traffic impacts associated with this work, it may be noisy. We have a 24/7 noise hotline for night noise concerns: (503) 412-2349.  
New local road impacts
  • Drivers should expect flaggers directing traffic during the day on SW Shady Lane at the corner where it transitions to SW 95th Avenue Monday, Aug. 15 through Wednesday, Aug 17. 

Ongoing construction impacts:

  • Intermittent closures of existing auxiliary lanes and shoulders on OR 217 and nearby local roads throughout the project area. Various on- and off-ramps are narrower, but will remain open, unless stated otherwise.
  • Sound wall construction in several places: 
    • In Tigard between OR 99W and SW Greenburg Road on both sides of the highway.
    • In Beaverton between SW Hall Boulevard and SW Denney Road along northbound OR 217.
    • Residents should expect to see and hear daytime sound wall construction activities as well as more trucks and construction equipment on local streets nearby. Sound wall construction in all locations will continue through fall 2022.
  • Crews are working on the sidewalk on the north side of the SW Denney Road overpass. Temporary pedestrian detours are in place on the overpass.
  • Crews are working on the sidewalk on the north side of SW Hall Boulevard near SW Cascade Avenue for several months. Pedestrians should use the sidewalk on the south side while this work is occurring.
  • Crews are transporting dirt and materials from the project area to a site on ODOT property at the I-5 and I-205 interchange. Crews are also staging dirt and materials near SW Denney Road and SW 105th Avenue. Some materials are delivered at night and nearby neighbors may hear some noise.

Ongoing impacts from other construction projects in the area

  • The City of Beaverton has started work on SW Allen Boulevard and SW 92nd Avenue to add approximately 500 feet of 14-foot wide shared-use path on the south side of Allen Blvd between Scholls Ferry Rd and 92nd Ave. Visit the Allen Blvd/92nd Ave Shared Use Path project website for more information. 
  • U.S. 26 ramp work: we expect another couple of weeks of work on U.S. 26 between Sylvan and Cornell Road as part of the nearly-finished paving project.  This includes nighttime lane closures on U.S. 26 and on the ramps between U.S. 26 and OR 217.
  • Willamette Water Supply is updating pipelines in the OR 217 project area. Please check their project website for the most up-to-date information about traffic impacts.

Safety reminders!

  • Please be respectful of construction crews working in the project area. Objects thrown out of vehicles are dangerous to workers. Slow down and be mindful of work zones to keep crews and highway users safe.
  • Keep in mind that traffic lanes have shifted in several areas throughout the project. Pay close attention to new barriers and markings on the road.
  • Slow down, especially at night. Speed reductions are in effect in work zones. There is also increased speed enforcement throughout the corridor.

Stay informed about construction

 

Overview of Construction Impacts

Highway at night with construction barrels and illuminated arrow board closing a travel lane.We know construction can be disruptive for travelers and local residents. 
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. 
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.

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.



Project Contacts

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

24/7 Noise Hotline for nighttime noise concerns
503-412-2349

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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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