Schedule and Contractor
Construction will begin this fall, when you may begin to see minor traffic impacts, mostly at night. More significant traffic impacts along U.S. 20 will begin as early as February of 2023, while impacts along U.S. 97 will not begin until later in 2023 and continue throughout the life of the project. All work is scheduled to be fully complete by December 2024.
In March, we selected Kiewit Infrastructure West as the design-build contractor. On this “design build” project, the contractor both designs and constructs the project while continuously consulting with our project team. This approach allows ODOT to reduce overall costs, increases innovation and shortens the timeline for this project. By having a single source of contract work from beginning to end, trust and collaboration is improved throughout the entire project team. Establishing and maintaining this partnership will ensure open communication and accountability throughout the life of the project. This will be particularly beneficial in a project that involves a staggered construction schedule of multi-modal improvements.
We will design and construct a durable, safe, sustainable, low life-cycle cost facility that seamlessly connects at the project limits. We recognize that construction can impact the environment, local communities, freight and the public, including multi-modal users. ODOT plans on introducing innovative and effective construction staging and traffic management to avoid or minimize these adverse impacts. To ensure mobility during construction, ODOT will minimize impacts and congestion to users of the public transportation system, people walking and biking, users of transit, freight, and motorists, while maintaining access to businesses and local streets.