Temporary closures set for roundabout at NE Butler Street soon
Drivers can expect short delays as temporary lane closures and a temporary road closure at a roundabout located at Northeast Butler Street and 65th Avenue in Hillsboro will start soon.
A project to install rectangular rapid flashing beacons and update curb ramps and a median island crossing will cause the closures, the Hillsboro public works officials said Monday, Oct. 12.
To complete the project, one of the travel lanes in the roundabout will be temporarily closed on an intermittent basis, officials said. Lane closures will be focused on the portion of the roundabout being improved and will be adjusted during the project to limit traffic impacts.
A temporary road closure of the westbound, single land portion of the roundabout is scheduled to occur on Thursday, Oct. 22, officials said. The road will reopen to traffic by the end of the workday. A detour for the temporary closure will be via Northeast Century Boulevard, Northeast Cornell Road and Northeast Shute Road.
Officials said the project schedule will be weather-dependent.
The city reminded drivers to slow down and use caution in the work zone when approaching the roundabout on Butler Street at 65th Avenue.
Pedestrian access on sidewalks in that area will remain open during the project.
The driveway at Intel's Ronler Acres campus located at the roundabout will remain open but may be reduced to one lane, officials said.
"Intel staff is encouraged to enter the facility using the Ronler Drive campus entrance of (Northeast) Century Boulevard," officials said.
The Northeast 65th Avenue entry and exit into the Orenco Station neighborhood will be unaffected.
Work will occur Monday through Friday only, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work is being conducted in partnership between Hillsboro and Intel Corp.
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