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Traffic restrictions on Imbrie Drive, Cornelius Pass coming this week

Eastbound Imbrie Drive at Cornelius Pass Road and the northbound left-turn lane from Cornelius Pass Road onto Imbrie Drive are expected to be closed from 9 p.m. June 23 through 9 a.m. June 28 as part of the Cornelius Pass Road widening project.

Traffic on Cornelius Pass may also be limited to one lane in each direction between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes, including the suggested detours:

n Eastbound Imbrie to Cornelius Pass: Travel east on Evergreen Parkway to Cornelius Pass.

n Northbound Cornelius Pass to Imbrie: Travel west on Evergreen Parkway to Imbrie.

The southbound right-turn lane on Cornelius Pass at Imbrie will remain open. All business entrances along Imbrie will be accessible. The Fred Meyer retail complex and the McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse and Imbrie Hall will also be accessible via their entrances on Cornelius Pass Road.

Sidewalks on Imbrie will remain open, though the south side sidewalk may be temporarily rerouted during storm sewer installation. The west side sidewalk on Cornelius Pass, and the crosswalk across Imbrie will remain open, as will the southbound bicycle lane.

The traffic restrictions are needed to allow contractors to lower existing northbound travel lanes on Cornelius Pass to match the elevation of the newly widened travel lanes on the east side of the road. The intersection closure is necessary for the safety of construction crews and travelers. Crews will be working around the clock to complete this work as quickly as possible.

The Cornelius Pass Road project will widen the roadway to three lanes in each direction between Cornell Road and U.S. 26. There will be a center median and dedicated turn lanes at several intersections, including U.S. 26.

Other improvements include sidewalks on both sides of the road, a buffered bike lane on the west side, a separated two-way bike path on the east side and new street lighting.

The project's expected completion date is late December.