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Oregon 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project

Overview and construction impacts
Highway at night with construction barrels and illuminated arrow board closing a travel lane.
Construction is underway on 
OR 217 and surrounding streets!
¡La construcción está comenzando 
ahora 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 5/27/22 

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 June 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
  • Work on the project will be suspended May 28-30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
  • Shoulders are closed along the southbound OR 217 on- and off-ramps at SW Denney Road. Nearby neighbors may notice some nighttime noise as early as June 3 while crews install temporary barriers for the work zone. Daytime work is ongoing in this area to build the new frontage road
  • Intermittent nighttime single lane closures in both directions of OR 217 between SW Denney Road and SW Greenburg Road, anticipated to take place starting June 7. This work will temporarily shift traffic lanes on OR 217 to provide work space for crews. Nearby neighbors may notice some nighttime noise during this time.
New local road impacts
  • No new impacts anticipated this week.

Ongoing construction impacts:

  • Closures of existing auxiliary lanes on OR 217 (the on- and off-ramps will remain open):
    • Northbound between SW Hall Boulevard and SW Denney Road (closed intermittently).
    • Southbound between SW Greenburg Road and OR 99W for several more weeks.
  • 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 SW Hall Boulevard near SW Cascade Avenue. Pedestrians should use the sidewalk on the south side while this work is occurring for the next several months.
  • Intermittent shoulder closures on the highway and ramps as well as local roads and overpasses near OR 217 throughout the project area. Various on- and off-ramps are narrower.

Ongoing impacts from other construction projects in the area

  • U.S. 26 ramp work: three weeks of night work began May 20 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!

  • Slow down, especially at night. Speed reductions are in effect in work zones. There is also increased speed enforcement throughout the corridor.
  • Do not block intersections on local roads, especially where they intersect with on- and off-ramps.
  • Freight and large trucks are encouraged to avoid the southbound SW Allen Boulevard off-ramp due to turning restrictions.

Stay informed about construction

  • Visit this website during construction, we'll update information here regularly. 
  • Sign up for construction email updates to learn about major traffic impacts and periodic progress updates. 
  • Check for up-to-date traffic impacts during construction. 
  • Share questions or concerns with the project team via email at or phone at 503-265-8704.
  • Check out project videos and other resources.

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.
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Project Contacts

OR 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project Team 
Lili Boicourt
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