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OR 99E Canby Paving and Improvements

Construction Phase

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

​​​​​This busy 1.5-mile stretch of highway, also called First Avenue, is where people visit businesses, connect to important places like the high school and library, and travel through to reach homes and work. The project will add features to help everyone get around more safely when driving, biking, walking, taking transit or using mobility devices such as a wheelchair. Construction begins this fall.



​Construction update (March 3, 2023)

The OR 99E Canby Paving and Improvements project will require additional underground pipe work that must be completed before paving occurs. 

While excavating the area, crews found a cracked stormwater pipe that needs replacement before work on the road can continue. This is a pipe from the 1960s that collects rainwater. 

With the information we had while designing the project, we anticipated the pipe would not need significant work. After excavating around it, we know this isn’t the case. 

Replacing the pipe now will reduce the likelihood of having to tear up new pavement to fix leaks or replace the pipe infrastructure. In addition, using heavy equipment on top of the damaged pipe without replacing it could cause further damage. 

For now, we will pause work in Canby and determine the best way to replace the pipe and complete the project. 

We will post updates to this website and send out email updates when we know more about the needed work.

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Fall 2022 to spring 2023​​​

We'll install accessible sidewalk curb ramps at 10 intersections and reconstruct several segments of sidewalk.

Traffic impacts

  • Short segments of lanes closed around-the-clock along ​OR 99E during sidewalk curb ramp construction.
  • Shoulder and sidewalk closures on OR 99E and signed, accessible detours for people walking and rolling. 
  • Periodic daytime single lane closures on side streets between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Spring through f​all 2023

During the drier season we'll grind, we will pave OR 99E and also excavate and rebuild the right lanes all the way down to the road base. This yields higher quality and longer-lasting pavement.

Traffic impacts

  • Nighttime lane closures with flaggers directing traffic on OR 99E, and daytime or nighttime lane closures on side streets.  
  • Sections of the right lanes in each direction will be closed for up to a month at a time to rebuild the roadway base. Use caution and watch for bikes using the roadway.
  • Shoulder and sidewalk closures and signed, accessible detours for people walking and rolling.   
  • A full weekend closure of OR 99E in both directions to remove the unused railroad tracks, and realign the tracks still in use crossing the highway east of North Pine Street. Closure dates and detour information will be provided in advance.



This project will repave and reconstruct sections of Oregon 99E between South Pine Street and Southwest Berg Parkway in Canby and make safety improvements. Paving between Berg Parkway and the railroad tracks near Pine. Full list of elements listed in project benefits.

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OR 99E | OR 99E in Canby between South Pine Street and Southwest Berg Parkway

Cost and Funding

Project cost: $20.2M​


​K&E Excavating


  • ​​Repave the highway for the entire length of the project for a safer, smoother ride.
  • Improve traffic signals with new detectors and crosswalks at South Elm Street, South Grant Street and South Ivy Street to increase safety for everyone. 
  • Reconstruct several short sections of sidewalk along the corridor, for example on the south side of OR 99E between La Conasuper Market and Rite Aid.
  • Update striping along the highway for consistent lane width to encourage slower, safer speeds on the busy commercial street. 
  • New bicycle lanes on both sides of the highway between Southwest Berg Parkway and South Elm Street.
  • Install sidewalk curb ramps at all intersections to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and improve access for everyone.
  • Remove the unused railroad tracks and realign the tracks still in use that cross OR 99E diagonally near South Pine Street to eliminate a hazard for people crossing the tracks.
  • Partner with Canby Area Transit on improvements to increase safety and access for transit users as bus shelters are added in the area.

Additional Information

​Frequently Asked Questions

Will you fully repave Oregon 99E?

We will repave the entire section of ​​OR 99E from Berg Parkway to Pine Street. We will excavate and replace several inches of roadbed and pavement, not just patch ruts and potholes.

Will you address traffic s​ignal timing?​ 

We will add new detectors to all traffic signals in the project area to better detect when vehicles are stopped at red lights. This will improve timing and reduce delays on side streets.

The signal timing at Ivy Street, Elm Street and Grant Street is already coordinated. We are evaluating opportunities to include Berg Parkway and Pine Street to better help the flow of traffic.

​Will OR 99E be narrowed?​

The overall paved width of the highway will remain the same. The current striping for travel lanes is inconsistent and wider than the standard 11 feet in many places. Wider travel lanes can contribute to speeding. We will stripe vehicle lanes to the standard 11-foot width for consistency, allowing room in some areas to extend existing bike lanes.

Will it be easier for pedestrians to cross the busy highway?​​

New accessible sidewalk curb ramps at intersections will eliminate the need to step up or down at curbs and improve access for everyone, including people using mobility devices such as wheelchairs, scooters or strollers. 

Many Canby residents requested more time to cross the highway at signalized intersections. We are installing countdown signals that show the number of seconds left to cross. You can continue crossing while the seconds are counting down. Several Canby residents also asked for audible signals to help visually impaired people. Based on this feedback, audible pedestrian signals are now included in this project.  

Will bike lanes be added?

We will add new striped bike lanes between Berg Parkway and Elm Street, as outlined in the City of Canby’s Gateway Plan and Transportation System Plan. The new bike lanes will extend existing bike lanes and provide more connections to bike routes in Canby. 

Some Canby residents expressed safety concerns about bikes and motor vehicles sharing the highway, and some are excited about consistent striping and new connections — whether they travel OR 99E by motor vehicle or bike. 

Will intersections be improved so vehicles don’t drive over the curb when turning right?

Each intersection will have new, accessible curb ramps. Wherever possible, we are designing curb ramps to reduce the likelihood of vehicles driving over them and to allow vehicles as large as full-sized city buses or medium-sized cargo trucks to make turns. At many intersections, the curb ramps will be shifted slightly from their current locations, except for the east side of Elm Street and the southwest corner of Ivy Street, where private property lines and existing signal and power poles would make it too difficult to move the ramps to a new location.

We heard from many people with concerns about truck traffic at Ivy Street, which is not a designated truck route. ODOT will coordinate with the City to review truck route signs along the corridor.

Will fewer people run red lights?​

Prior to construction of this project, another ODOT project in Canby will improve visibility of signals at many intersections along OR 99E. Adding reflective back plates to signal lights has been proven to reduce nighttime crashes, including those caused by red-light running. We will also add upgraded signal heads to make signals more visible even for drivers following large vehicles. Drivers can do their part by avoiding distractions and driving safely.​​

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1. ​

Si desea obtener información sobre este proyecto traducida al español, sírvase llamar al 503-731-4128.

Contacts & Media

Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Katelyn Jackson
Project Hotline
24/7 noise hotline: 503-294-1352

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Last Updated

3/3/2023 2:09 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
OR 99E Canby Factsheet September 2020.pdfView the project factsheet from September 2020.
OR 99E Canby Hoja de Hechos Septiembre 2020.pdfView this factsheet for more details about this project.
OR 99E Canby What We Heard 2021.pdfA FAQ document based on feedback received in fall 2020.
OR 99E Canby Paving and Improvements November 2022 Mailer.pdfThis is the project mailer including schedule information in English and Spanish.