Construction Update (06/02/2017)

Posted: Friday, June 2

Full Nighttime Closure of U.S. 26 on June 2nd (between I-405 and Sylvan Interchange)

On Friday, June 2nd, U.S. 26 will be closed between 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the areas below to install new signs.

Traffic Impacts:

Eastbound: U.S. 26 eastbound will be closed between the Sylvan Interchange and the Oregon Zoo.The eastbound ramp from the Oregon Zoo will be closed.

Detour: Eastbound traffic will be detoured to southbound OR 217 and northbound I-5.

Westbound: U.S. 26 westbound will be closed between I-405 to the Sylvan Interchange (Exit 71B). In addition:

  • The ramp from Clay St to U.S. 26 westbound will be closed.
  • The ramp from Jefferson St to U.S. 26 westbound will be closed.
Detour: Westbound traffic will be detoured to southbound I-5 and then northbound OR 217.
  • This work will include the installation of a new sign bridge between the Oregon Zoo and the Sylvan Interchange. A sign will also be installed at the Vista Ridge Tunnel on the westbound tunnel face.

Note: the newly installed ODOT RealTime signs will not be operational immediately as work still needs to be done connecting them into the network. The signs will remain dark/off for the time being.

Shoulder closures on SW 185th and Cornelius Pass Road, Murray Boulevard, Scholls Ferry Road and U.S. 26 in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Day shoulder closures and periodic lane closures on Murray Boulevard (between U.S. 26 and Scholls Ferry Road).

Periodic nighttime closures of the multi-use path along the south side of U.S. 26. (between SW 79th Avenue and SW Katherine Lane) with detours. Expect a section of path reduced to 6 feet.

Project Description: This project is the next phase of ODOT RealTime, a system that provides real-time traffic information on roads to help travelers get where they're going more safely and efficiently. New electronic signs will be installed on U.S. 26 between I-405 and OR 217 and on I-84 between I-5 and I-205. New technology will be installed on TV Highway from OR 217 to Brookwood Parkway and on local Washington County roads. During sign installations on U.S. 26 and I-84, there will be several full nighttime freeway closures. Work will be complete in fall 2017.

For more information: or 24-hour noise hotline at (971) 673-5239.

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