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U.S. 30 NW Industrial Area Repavement Project

Construction Phase

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

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We are making safety improvements on​ U.S. 30 (NW St. Helens Road), between NW Bridge Avenue and NW Kittridge Avenue. We are repaving the roadway, replacing traffic signals, adjusting vehicle lane widths, building curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and improving conditions for people biking.  


Traffic Impact

​Traffic Impacts​

Expect periodic daytime single lane closures from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. during construction. Travelers can expect single lane closures at night during paving activities from 7 p.m. to  6 a.m. on weekdays and may also occur from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekends. 

One travel lane will remain open in each direction during paving. Watch for flaggers directing traffic as needed at intersections during paving activities, especially at night. Expect temporary access delays at driveways and at side streets during paving activities. The speed limit within the project corridor will be reduced to 35 miles per hour during the paving operations.

Work is weather dependent and subject to change.​

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 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.

Allow extra time when traveling and follow all signs and flaggers for safety.

Visit for real-time traffic updates.  

Construction Impacts

Construction expected through early 2024, with 1-2 nights of work in spring or summer 2024. 

Crews have completed most of the paving, curb ramps, signal and striping work and expect to continue through early 2024. Crews will return to finish paving during dry, warm weather in 2025 during one to two nights at the intersection of NW Front Ave and the east ramp of NW Bridge Ave. See information above for traffic impacts during paving.

​Noise Impacts 

Those working or living near the work areas may hear periodic construction noise from construction trucks and other equipment such as paving and grinding machines, jackhammers, concrete saws and compressors. ​

Noise Hotline: 503-412-2347. This number is available for nearby residents and businesses to help resolve any ODOT noise-related concerns 24 hours a day.

Expect elevated noise and lighting during these periods. Work will occur along the highway and off the shoulder, and there will be temporary nighttime single lane closures, periodic daytime single lane closures and temporary detours for people using the sidewalk. 

Construction will include daytime and nighttime work through Summer 2023 (construction schedule is subject to change).

The project schedule is subject to change. We will continue to share project updates and schedules on this website.

Thank you for your continued patience.


Construction is underway and will continue through early 2024, with 1-2 nights of paving during the warm, dry weather in 2024. The project schedule is subject to change.



We are improving pavement conditions on U.S. 30 (NW St. Helens Road) between NW Bridge Avenue and NW Kittridge Avenue. Pavement conditions on this stretch of U.S. 30 are deteriorating and in need of repair.

Improved pavement conditions will make it safer for all road users (people walking, biking, rolling, driving and moving freight). These improvements are important to make now, before pavement conditions worsen and require a full roadway reconstruction.

In addition to repaving the roadway, we are replacing traffic signals, adjusting vehicle lane widths on this designated freight route and building curb ramps that meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. We will also improve conditions for people biking, including a five-foot-wide bike lane with a two-foot-wide buffer throughout most of the corridor, with some areas where the bike lane is more or less than five feet wide depending on available space.



U.S. 30 |

U.S 30 (NW St. Helens Road) from approximately NW Bridge Avenue to NW Kittridge Avenue. 

Cost and Funding



​Kerr Contractors Oregon LLC


Improving the pavement condition on US 30 (NW St. Helens Road) between NW Bridge Avenue and NW Kittridge Avenue will create a safer roadway for all travelers. In addition to repaving, we are making other improvements to enhance safety and mobility for people walking, biking, and rolling.

Other project improvements include:

  • New or upgraded ADA ramps installed along the roadway at NW 55th Avenue, NW 56th Avenue, NW 57th Avenue, NW Saltzman Road, NW 60th Avenue, NW Front Avenue, and NW Bridge Avenue.
  • Traffic and crosswalk signal upgrades at NW Bridge Avenue and NW Front Avenue to improve signal timing and detection for cars and people. The upgraded crosswalk at NW Bridge Avenue will include a new pedestrian-activated push button crossing.
  • New guardrail where existing rail is substandard.
  • Improvements for people using bikes by adjusting vehicle lane widths on this designated freight route, and adding bike lanes with a painted buffer where space allows.

What Problem Will This Improve?

Poor pavement conditions create safety concerns for people using the roadway. Improving the pavement condition will create a safer environment for all roadway users and help prevent damage as a result of pavement chipping, increased tire friction, and uneven pavement. If paving is not done now, conditions are likely to deteriorate to the point where a full-depth roadway reconstruction is needed. ​

Additional Information

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For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information, call 503-731-4812, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.​

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Contacts & Media

Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Ellen Waters
Project Hotline
24/7 nighttime noise hotline 503-412-2347
Project Accommodation Request

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Last Updated

3/29/2024 12:47 PM

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