Work continues along area roadways including Scholls Ferry Road, OR 217, SW Western Avenue, SW Allen Boulevard, SW Cascade Avenue, and others. Follow City of Beaverton on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for any updates.
As major construction continues in and around the city please remember to drive safely and look out for others!
- Check Your Trip! Visit http://www.tripcheck.com for updates from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). You also can sign up to receive Traffic Alerts and transportation news from the city at http://www.BeavertonOregon.gov/notifyme.
- Stay alert and minimize distraction. Dedicate your full attention to the roadway.
- Read and follow the signs.
- Watch for brake lights on vehicles ahead.
- Merge well before you reach the lane closure.
- Be aware that traffic patterns can change daily. Don’t tailgate.
- Follow other vehicles from a safe distance. Know before you go.
- Check radio, TV, and websites for traffic information and schedule enough time to drive safely.
- Expect delays and leave early so you can reach your destination on time. Obey the posted speed limit
- Normal speeds may be reduced, traffic lanes may be closed, narrowed, or shifted, and people may be working on or near the road.
- Fines may be doubled for moving traffic violations.
- Follow instructions from flaggers. Flaggers are often used to stop and direct traffic in work zones.
- Expect the unexpected.
- Other vehicles may slow, stop, or change lanes unexpectedly.
- Be patient and stay calm. Work zone crew members are working to improve the road and make your future drive safer and better.
ODOT OR 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project Update
Contractor crews have been busy over the past few months on the early, foundational work activities for the four year construction project to improve safety and reduce bottlenecks on OR 217. Current work activities include paving for new auxiliary lanes along the highway and ramps in some areas, installing safety railings on the SW Allen Boulevard overpass, installing new stormwater collection pipes to direct runoff water from the highway to a treatment area and building sound walls. Left-turn restrictions continue on the SW Allen Boulevard overpass through June. Other impacts include intermittent nighttime lane and ramp closures on OR 217, ongoing OR 217 shoulder closures and intermittent lane and sidewalk closures on local roads. The best way to know what to expect is to visit the project website for the latest information and to sign up for email updates: www.hwy217.org.
Know before you go! People should expect construction and traffic delays on and around OR 217. Sign up for email updates to receive regular traffic impact information and learn more about the project at www.hwy217.org.