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Construction Update:

November 2, 2020

General Project Update

The CRC mobility project moved forward this past summer with a variety of work including completing new sidewalks, cycle track and medians in Sunnyside Road. In addition to the surface improvements that you can see, the team also completed underground utility work including relocating power and telephone lines, water lines and storm sewer mains.  Foundations for new monotube sign structures have been constructed and are ready for installation of new overhead signs once fabrication is complete.

  • I-205 Bridge Overcrossing Construction

Sunnyside Road & I-205 Interchange
Bridge construction is making great progress and will continue through the winter.  The southbound interchange signals were moved to temporary spans on Oct. 29 to allow for demolition of old signal poles and preparing to shift traffic to the new bridge once it is complete.  The northbound interchange is scheduled for a similar transition on Nov. 12.

Harmony Road (SE 80th Ave. to Fuller Road)
Most work on Harmony Road is complete.  Sidewalk and driveway improvements on the north side have been completed and the road has been repaved and striped.  The new pedestrian crossing and median refuge at Clackamas Community College has been constructed and pedestrian crossing signals will be installed soon.

Traffic Pattern Change
Westbound traffic on Sunnyside Road has a new way to get to Hwy 213/82nd Avenue.  As part of the design to provide a continuous bike/pedestrian facility on both sides of the road, the westbound to northbound right-turn lane at Sunnyside & 82nd had to be removed.  Travelers turning north on Hwy 213/82nd Avenue, now get to turn right on the road before the intersection.

Lane Restrictions for Winter Holidays
To minimize traffic congestion around the Clackamas Town Center and Clackamas Promenade during winter holidays, construction work on this project will not take any travel lanes from the public between Nov. 15, 2020 and Jan. 10, 2021. Construction activities will continue in areas that do not require lane restrictions.

Clackamas County prioritizes the health and safety of its employees, contractors, and the public during this time of public health concern. While construction is continuing for the CRC Mobility Project, know that Clackamas County has implemented social distancing requirements for all employees, including those working in the field. All employees are maintaining at least a six-foot distance to remain healthy while continuing work on this project to benefit the Clackamas Regional Center. 

If you have any questions about Clackamas County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.clackamas.us/coronavirus for more information.  

All dates and activities are subject to change depending on weather or other variables.

Continuing Construction Activities

Work at this time is focused on the I-205 Bridge overcrossing widening, adding pedestrian and bike improvements to the south side of Sunnyside Road, reconstructing medians, and project-wide traffic signal and street lighting improvements.

I-205 Bridge Overcrossing – Widening is underway

What:  The sidewalk on the south side of I-205 Bridge overcrossing will be closed to allow for widening improvements on the south side of the structure.

When:  Beginning late January of 2020 for approximately one (1) year

Traffic Impacts:  The sidewalk on the north side of the bridge will remain open.

Sunnyside Road (south side) – Construction of pedestrian and bike facilities

What:  The south side of Sunnyside Road (eastbound) between 84th Avenue and 93rd Avenue will be reduced from four to three travel lanes to provide space for pedestrian, bike, and stormwater facilities, and future landscaping and tree planting.

When:  Now through the end of the project, approximately late Fall 2021

Traffic Impacts:  Three eastbound travel lanes and accesses to businesses on the south side of Sunnyside Road will remain open.  The existing bike lane will be removed while the new bike facility is under construction. Signage will indicate “Bikes on Roadway” to alert drivers.  Temporary pedestrian routes around the work zone will be set up one block at a time to minimize out-of-direction travel for pedestrians.

84th Avenue – Partial closure for use as construction staging area

What:  The middle section of 84th Avenue between Sunnyside Road and Sunnybrook Boulevard is closed to vehicular through traffic.

When:  Now through the end of the project, approximately late Fall 2021

Traffic Impacts:  Driveways into the Clackamas Promenade will remain open.  Sidewalks will remain open for pedestrians and available for use by cyclists.  82nd Avenue and 93rd Avenues are alternate routes for vehicular through-traffic between Sunnyside Road and Sunnybrook Boulevard.

80th Avenue– Reconstruction and repaving

What:  80th Avenue between Harmony Road and Southgate Street will be reconstructed and paved to provide better access and circulation.

When:  Now through Fall 2020

Traffic Impacts:  Access will remain open for local traffic, emergency vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists.

For detailed design information, click on the Design Tab.