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Bethany widening project causes delays, nighttime closure

Stretch of Sunset Highway will be closed for construction, traffic detour will be in place


Washington County's Department of Land Use and Transportation will perform overnight closures on Sunset Highway between Bethany Boulevard and Cornell Road each night beginning Monday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Oct. 11.

The closure will be from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Crews will be removing the bridge formwork from the newly widened Bethany Boulevard overpass.

The contractor will also perform daytime paving work next week on Bethany Boulevard at the Sunset Highway overpass and along the west side of Bethany Boulevard between Bronson Road and Oak Hills Drive. Daytime paving hours will be 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

During the nighttime closures, eastbound traffic will be detoured off of Sunset Highway at the Bethany Boulevard off-ramp onto the frontage road and will re-enter Highway 26 via the Cornell Road on-ramp. Westbound traffic will be detoured off the highway at the Cornell Road off-ramp, onto the frontage road and will re-enter via the Bethany Boulevard on-ramp.

During the daytime paving work hours on Bethany Boulevard, one lane of traffic in each direction will be available; however, commuters should expect delays as trucks are entering and exiting the roadway.

This project is widening Bethany Boulevard between Cornell Road and West Union Road, including the Sunset Highway overpass. Additional improvements include bicycle and pedestrian facilities, street lighting and utility upgrades. The project is funded through the county’s Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program. Construction is anticipated to be completed by summer 2014.

For more information, visit the project website or contact Project Manager Matt Costigan at 503-846-7800 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




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