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Closure of Cornelius Pass Road now expected to occur July 15 or later, Multnomah County announces.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Multnomah County on Friday, June 28, announced it was pushing back the start of safety improvement construction on Cornelius Pass Road to July 15 or later. The road will be closed into September to facilitate construction.

Planned construction of safety improvements prompting the closure of Cornelius Pass Road into September is now expected to start July 15 or later, a change from an earlier anticipated start the week of July 8.

"The target date for closing NW Cornelius Pass Road to through traffic for construction is Monday, July 15. Multnomah County's contractor Wildish Standard Paving has a number of tasks to complete before the road can be closed and construction can begin. The road closure target date could be later. We will send you an email when the closure date is confirmed," noted a Multnomah County press release distributed Friday, June 28.

Among the updates are:

• The contractor is installing detour signs and traffic control devices. Most signs will be covered until the road closure begins.

• The contractor is installing the temporary traffic signal at Hwy. 30 and NW Newberry Road.

• The contractor is setting up their field office near the intersection of NW Cornelius Pass Road and NW Skyline Blvd.

• Multnomah County road maintenance crews are repairing pavement on NW Rocky Point Road and NW Skyline Blvd. They will be shifting to repairs on NW Germantown Road in July before NW Cornelius Pass Road is closed. The goal is to improve the condition of these side roads before the closure, since they will carry more traffic when Cornelius Pass Road is closed.

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