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ODOT: drivers should expect 20-minute delay on Highway 212 to Highway 26 April 16-20

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - Besides paving Highway 212, ODOT will raise and repair the overpass at Highway 26 in the coming year. This work will require an extended closure of Southeast 282nd Avenue/Boring Road in 2018. The Oregon Department of Transportation has the ball rolling on roadway improvements to the stretch between Southeast Richey Road and Highway 26 on Highway 212.

Many local residents have bemoaned the continually worsening condition of the connecting road for several years, complaining of potholes and cracking in the asphalt.

From Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20, ODOT crews will work on initial paving to the heavily-trafficked section between the Boring Fire Station and the entrance ramp for Highway 26, weather permitting.

During this time, crews also plan to prepare the area for traffic detouring to occur during the Southeast 282nd Avenue/Boring Road Bridge Raising.

ODOT has advised travelers to expect 20 minute delays on Highway 212 and arterials from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during paving.

Long-term, the state agency plans to return to the area to implement final paving between Richey Road and Highway 26 and also make other improvements to the road. In 2019, crews will create ADA-compliant sidewalk curb ramps and pedestrian facilities and will install an "environmentally friendly" culvert to replace the corrugated pipe currently helping to accommodate the North Deep Creek.

This part of the project is expected to require a temporary road closure and detour between either July and September 2019 or 2020. ODOT is in the design phase of the improvements and projected to complete a right-of-way acquisition by November.

For more information, contact Kimberly Dinwiddie at 503-539-8454 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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