Construction resumes Friday, May 20, 2022 following a winter hiatus
Drivers on U.S. 26 and those using the U.S. 26/OR 217 interchange should expect the following traffic impacts intermittently over the next few weeks:
- Nighttime single and double lane closures on U.S. 26 between the Sylvan interchange and Cornell Road. Single lane closures begin as early as 8:30 p.m. and double lanes as early as 10 p.m. All lanes open by 5:30 a.m. weeknights (later on weekends).
- Nighttime lane closures on the ramp from OR 217 northbound to U.S. 26 westbound from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. weeknights (later on weekends). The ramp will remain open.
Beginning the night of Friday, May 20, 2022, work to complete the U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) Paving Project will resume. This project improves U.S. 26 from Cornell Road to the Sylvan interchange by repaving the highway and ramps, repairing bridges and upgrading ADA ramps where the ramps meet local streets. Crews will work mostly at night, but some daytime activities are expected. This work will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete.
Construction activities will involve minor grinding and paving near the Sylvan interchange, bridge joint work and applying high-friction surface treatment to the ramp from OR 217 northbound to U.S. 26 westbound. In addition, crews will work on signals and ADA ramps.
Crews will not work over Memorial Day weekend. Project completion is expected in June.
Noise Impacts During Construction
Expect periodic construction noise, mostly from heavy equipment and construction trucks (example: required vehicle reverse noises) and other equipment such as paving and grinding machines, jackhammers, concrete saws and compressors. Those working or living near the work areas may hear construction noise.
ODOT will use construction noise mitigation measures to reduce noise impacts to surrounding neighbors. Use the 24/7 nighttime noise hotline to reach a live person to discuss any noise concerns: 503-412-2349.
Following a busy summer construction season, work has come to a close on the U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) Paving Project for 2021. In spring 2022, crews will finish bridge work and install a high friction surface treatment on one ramp. This work will take about three weeks to complete.