Nighttime paving will begin June 27 and last through August
In addition to continuing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp upgrades, crews will begin paving the portion of U.S. 26 that spans from SW Scholls Ferry Road to OR 217 on June 27. Once this section of work is complete, crews will begin paving between OR 217 and NW Cornell Road. Paving work is weather-dependent and is subject to change.
Nighttime construction work and traffic impacts can take place on any night, but will mostly follow a Sunday through Thursday schedule, in addition to ongoing curb ramp work during the day. Bridge work will start in August, and the project team will begin striping the roadway in September.
Saturday, July 24-Saturday, July 31
- Nighttime single and double lane closures from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Sunday through Friday nights.
- Paving of on-and off-ramps between Sylvan and OR 217, resulting in nighttime full closures of the ramp being worked on.
- Daytime shoulder closures throughout the project area.
Upcoming Expanded Impacts:
- Daytime work continues on the ADA ramps at the various ramp terminals.
- Nighttime bridge work will begin in August.
In order to maintain a safe work zone for travelers and construction crews during construction, travel lanes and segments of U.S. 26 and on- and off-ramps will close to traffic on various nights. Traffic control with signed detour routes will be provided. Expect traffic delays.
Traffic impacts during construction include:
- Nighttime full closures of U.S. 26 at interchanges within the project corridor. Traffic will be detoured to adjacent on- and off-ramps.
- Nighttime single and double lane closures on U.S. 26. Single lane closures will begin as early as 8:30 p.m. and double lanes as early as 10 p.m. All lanes will open by 5:30 a.m. weekdays (later on weekends).
- Nighttime lane closures and full closures of on- and off-ramps in the project area. These can happen as early as 9 p.m., open by 5 a.m. (later on weekends).
- During nighttime lane closures, the speed limit on U.S. 26 is reduced to 45 MPH.
- Lane closures on local streets, sidewalk closures and temporary ADA-accessible pedestrian detours where on- and off-ramps meet local streets.
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.
ADA curb ramp work is ongoing, and will continue throughout the length of the project. Paving begins late June, followed by bridge work in August and roadway striping in September. All work is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2021.