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Weekend closure of NW Cornell Road lower tunnel on July 30-31

July 19, 2011




Cheryl Kuck

Portland Bureau of Transportation




Weekend closure of NW Cornell Road lower tunnel on July 30-31

(Portland, Ore.) - The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that the lower, east end tunnel on NW Cornell Road will be closed on Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. both days for ceiling repair at the crown of the tunnel. Motorists are advised to expect delays, travel cautiously around the work zone, and observe both eastbound and westbound detours.

Bicyclists and pedestrians will still have access to the trail to the north that by-passes the tunnel. They are advised to be cautious when approaching the construction site.

Westbound motor vehicle traffic will be directed to use West Burnside Street. A signed detour beginning on Lovejoy at 25th Avenue will direct westbound traffic left onto 25th Ave., to Westover, to 24th Ave., to Burnside, to Skyline, to Cornell.

A signed detour beginning on Cornell at Skyline will direct eastbound motor vehicle traffic right onto Skyline, to Burnside, to 23rd Pl., to Westover, to 25th Ave., to Lovejoy.

Future closures may be necessary later this summer if additional repair sites within the tunnel are identified during this project.

This work is dependent on weather, and the schedule may change. For updates, visit