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OR 224: Sunrise Expressway

Project Completed

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Portland, Clackamas)

The Sunrise Expressway opened on July 1, 2016. It is a two-mile long, four-lane highway that connects the Milwaukie Expressway to SE 122nd Avenue where it links up with OR 212/224. A shared use path for pedestrians and cyclists parallels the highway. The new highway takes pressure off surrounding roads, reducing congestion and improving travel times for everyone in the area.




OR 224 | ​2.5 mile, four-lane highway connects the Milwaukie Expressway to SE 122nd Avenue and OR 212/224.​

Cost and Funding

Phase I received ​$​100,000,000 from the Oregon State Legislature for the Sunrise Expressway mainline highway. 


This 2.5 mile multi-modal expressway from I-205 to SE 122nd Avenue improved traffic flow and eases congestion for people driving, biking and walking. The highway improved congestion on OR 212, I-205 and SE 82nd Avenue and 82nd Drive. Almost 20,000 daily trips are diverted from existing roads, reducing congestion costs by more than $20 million a year. It is the first phase of the larger Sunrise Corridor project. 
The Sunrise Corridor is an essential freight route from I-5 and I-205 to U.S. 26 and central and eastern Oregon. In addition, the Clackamas Industrial Area is home to one of the state’s busiest and most critical freight distribution centers. The Oregon 212/224 corridor is not capable of handling the expected increase in traffic resulting from significant community development and industrial expansion in the corridor.

Additional Information

The Sunrise Expressway is the first phase of the larger Sunrise Corridor Project that continues east to SE 172nd Avenue. This 5-mile limited-access highway is in the planning phase. As of 2018, funding has not been identified to design or construct future phases. 
The Final Enviromental Impact Statement provides more detail on the full Sunrise Corridor Project. (Please note: This file is very large and will take several minutes to load).
​For more information about the larger Sunrise Project, please contact Susan Hanson

Contacts & Media


Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Katelyn Jackson

Last Updated

2/22/2019 1:46 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
Final-Environmental-Impact-Statement-K15555.pdfPlease note: This file is very large and may take several minutes to load. This document has information on possible future phases of the larger Sunrise Project.