Summer construction on area roadways spells likely delays for local motorists

Cornelius Pass Road will be closed Monday, June 17, at 8 p.m. to all traffic traveling to and from Highway 30 until Tuesday, June 18 at 4 a.m.

The closure is necessary for Oregon Department of Transportation contractors to apply a plastic membrane to the bridge over McCarty Creek, just east of Highway 30. The waterproof seal will extend the life of the bridge.

Motorists can detour around the closure using Newberry Road or Logie Trail to reach Skyline Boulevard.

The grinding and re-paving project on Highway 30 from milepost 17.93 — just east of the county line — to McNamee Road will require night-time lane reductions beginning Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. and running through Saturday, June 15, at 5:30 a.m.

The lanes will be reduced again Sunday, June 16, at 7 p.m. through Monday, June 17, at 5:30 a.m.

One lane will remain open in each direction on Highway 30 during these times. The traffic signal at Cornelius Pass Road will also be shut down and traffic will be controlled by flaggers.

ODOT is also anticipating a four-day closure of the Cornelius Pass Road-Highway 30 intersection sometime in August to improve the safety at the intersection.

Since 2002, ODOT has recorded 62 crashes at the intersection.

The Highway 30 grinding and paving project is anticipated to be complete by the end of June and the Cornelius Pass Road projects will be completed by the end of summer, ODOT officials said.

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