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Volume 4, Issue 6


June 2006

Highway 217 repaving project will begin soon

Oregon Mainline Paving, a contractor for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is beginning work in July to grind and pave OR 217 from 72nd Avenue in Tigard to the U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) interchange. The pavement on OR 217 is severely rutted from the 108,000 vehicles a day that use the highway. This 6.39 mile stretch of highway was last repaved in 1994. The contractor will also pave a one-mile section of the Sunset Highway westbound just east of OR 217. This $6.5 million preservation project includes the following upgrades: grinding and paving the roadway and most of the ramps in the project area; modifying and extending guardrail; constructing ADA ramps at the terminus of select ramps on OR 217; replacing ramp meters and signal loop detectors and installing new and/or improved signs.

Tentative Schedule

July & August: replacing signs, modifying and extending guardrail, constructing ADA ramps, and paving on- and off-ramps. September: grinding and paving on OR 217 and U.S. 26. October - December: permanent striping & cleanup work.

Note: Due to the 2007-2008 OR 217 Modernization Project, paving on northbound OR 217 will be between 72nd Avenue and TV Highway only. The remaining section will be paved as part of the modernization project.

Traffic Impacts

Project construction will create congestion and delays throughout the summer and fall on OR 217 and U.S. 26. Highway lanes and on- and off-ramps will temporarily close during nighttime hours. In addition, there will be intermittent sidewalk closures and lane closures on local streets intersecting OR 217 during off-peak hours.

Due to the high traffic volumes on OR 217 and U.S. 26, it is required that all lanes be open without restrictions during daytime hours. Closing the lanes during the day would create backups and serious safety concerns. Due to this restriction, traffic impacts and most work will be conducted during overnight hours.

Open House Scheduled June 22

Join ODOT staff at a project open house Thursday, June 22 to learn more about this project and ask questions related to construction, schedule, and traffic impacts. This is an informal open house that will allow for direct interaction with ODOT staff. Drop by anytime from 5 - 8 p.m on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at theBeaverton Resource Center, 12500 SW Allen Blvd. (at Hall Blvd.), Beaverton. For more information, contact ODOT Community Affairs: 503-731-8247 or OR 217 Preservation Project web site: The web site will link to weekly traffic impact information once construction begins.



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