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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 5/26/23

New highway impacts
  • UPCOMING: Starting on Wednesday morning, May 31, the northbound loop on-ramp from OR 99W onto OR 217 north closes for two months. During this closure, crews will rebuild and reconfigure the ramp to ensure it seamlessly connects to the new auxiliary lane as it is completed in future phases of the project. The space constraints and complicated nature of rebuilding a curved ramp make a full closure the safest and most time-efficient way to proceed.
    • Detour for drivers heading north on OR 99W looking to connect to northbound OR 217: Use the OR 99W on-ramp to head south on OR 217, exit at 72nd Avenue (exit 7) and then use the 72nd Avenue on-ramp to head north on OR 217.
    • The on-ramp to OR 217 north from southbound OR 99W will remain open.
    • Plan ahead and give yourself extra travel time on the highway and surrounding area, especially as travelers become accustomed to the changes. Check before you leave for up-to-date traffic impacts.
    • As with all construction, the closure schedule is subject to change. the northbound OR 99W ramp closure onto OR 217 north.

    New local road impacts:
    • No new impacts anticipated this week.
    Ongoing construction impacts:
    • The OR 217 southbound Denney Road off-ramp and on-ramp are closed for approximately five months starting at the end of April to allow crews to finish the frontage road and ramp widening work in this area. More information, including detour routes, is available on our Allen and Denney Ramp Changes page.
    • One of the two westbound lanes on the Hall Boulevard overpass (between Scholls Ferry Road and Cascade Avenue) is closed to safely accommodate bridge widening work. The lane will reopen prior to the Thanksgiving holiday in November. More information is available on our Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements page.
    • The right turn lane on the southbound OR 99W off-ramp is closed for several weeks. Drivers can still make a right turn from the off-ramp by using the adjacent lane.
    • The right turn lane on the northbound Greenburg Road off-ramp is closed for several months. Drivers can turn right from the off-ramp by using the adjacent lane.
    • Pedestrian impacts in several places:
      • The sidewalk on the north side of the Allen Boulevard overpass. Temporary pedestrian detours are in place next to the sidewalk.
      • The sidewalk on the north side of the Denney Road overpass. Temporary pedestrian detours are in place on the overpass.
      • The sidewalk on the north side of Hall Boulevard near Cascade Avenue. A temporary pedestrian detour is in place on the south side of Hall Boulevard.
      • The sidewalk on the south side of the Greenburg Road overpass. A temporary pedestrian detour is in place on the north side of the overpass.
    • General 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.
      • Intermittent nighttime work throughout the project area. We have a 24/7 noise hotline for night noise concerns: (503) 412-2349.   
      • 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

    • We are upgrading sidewalk curb ramps along Hall Boulevard as part of a separate ODOT project. There may be lane closures near work areas to the east of Scholls Ferry Road.
    • Our OR 99W paving project will pave, build new sidewalks and bicycle lanes, upgrade sidewalk curb ramps, repair bridges, and make safety improvements on OR 99W between I-5 and McDonald Street. 
    • Willamette Water Supply is updating pipelines in the OR 217 project area. Please check the Metzger Pipeline East 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​ 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

    24/7 Noise Hotline for nighttime noise concerns

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    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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