This project is designed to address long-standing congestion on OR 217 between Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and OR 99W due to too many closely spaced interchanges: 10 interchanges in just over seven miles! This is some of the shortest merging spacing in the region. The interchange spacing, combined with 120,000 vehicles a day, leads to high crash rates and travel delays. ODOT will construct auxiliary lanes in both directions of OR 217 as part of the improvements. Auxiliary lanes are ramp-to-ramp connections on the highway that help reduce congestion by giving drivers more space and time to merge safely. This improves safety and the flow of traffic. Additional work focuses on the OR 217 corridor safety for all users. In partnership with the City of Beaverton and Washington County, ODOT is targeting improvements to local bicycle and pedestrian routes.
Rebuilding and widening Tualatin Sherwood Road from Olds Place (Langers Intersection) to Teton. Tualatin Sherwood Road is a vital connection between OR99W and I-5. This project is approximately 2.7 miles in length. The main focus of the project is to widen this last section of Tualatin Sherwood road from two lanes to four lanes and also includes over 7,000 ft of 66” water line will be installed as part of the Willamette Water Supply Program (WWSP) from 124th intersection to Olds Place.
Project involves milling and paving 72,000 tons of Level 4 ½” Lime Treated ACP and approximately 500,000 sy of milling 2” to 5”. Work also includes deck repairs and membranes on 11 bridge decks, 800 lf of new barrier, 2,600 lf of remove and reset barrier, a new Weigh In Motion system, permanent signing, permanent channelization, rumble strips, delineators, guardrail and drainage improvements. Specialty work includes restoration of (2) historic bridges and the Toothrock Tunnel lining and 2,600 sy of Premixed Polyester Concrete Overlay in the tunnel.
2022 – Asphalt Paving Association of Oregon – Paving Awards 2022 – 3rd Place – Smoothness Award
Work for this project includes reconstructing the existing roadway, constructing a tie-back soldier pile retaining wall with concrete fascia, and replacing an existing culvert on SW Scoggins Valley Road in Washington County. Associated activities include traffic control, protection of wildlife, plants, and waterways, drilling for pile installation and tieback anchor installation, earthwork, asphalt paving, and revegetation.
ODOT is starting construction in late February to improve approximately six miles of U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) by repaving in both directions from Cornell Road to the Sylvan interchange, including several on- and off-ramps. ODOT also repaired bridges and bridge joints in the project. Curb ramps at each repaved on- and off-ramp will also be upgraded to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
Planned roadway improvements will give motorists a smoother ride. Installation of new sidewalks and streetscape will make it safer for pedestrians and bicyclists using OR 99W. Reconstruction included,
Repave the road in the project area, construct ramps meeting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), install new sidewalk, add pedestrian crossing improvements, install street lighting, replace and improve drainage feature and landscape water treatment areas.
This project is a major upgrade to one of the Portland area’s most congested sections of freeway. The project will improve safety and operations on I-205 between Johnson Creek Boulevard and Glenn Jackson Bridge. Work will include repaving approximately nine miles of I-205 in both directions, ramps and intersections; building auxiliary lanes in three locations; installing ODOT RealTime signs and improving sidewalk curb ramps within the project area. Under House Bill 2017, finishing the I-205 project on time is key to unlocking new gas tax revenues under the massive, $5.3 billion transportation funding plan approved by lawmakers this year. The bill increases gas taxes by 4 cents in January, to 34 cents per gallon. But to get an additional 2-cent gas tax bump, the I-205 project must be completed by Dec. 1, 2019. Kerr Contractors will be complete this critical project to ensure Oregon’s future infrastructure funding.
2020 – American Council of Engineering Companies – Transportation Best in Category – I-205: Johnson Creek – Glenn Jackson Bridge Phase 2, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland, Oregon
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