July 27, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Portland Bureau of Transportation
Weekend construction activity on NW Cornell Road will impact all traffic
(Portland, Ore.) - The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that weekend construction activity on NW Cornell Road will require closures and detours on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. both days. The closures are necessary for tunnel repair work and a speed bump construction project.
The lower, east end tunnel on NW Cornell Road will be closed to motor vehicle traffic for ceiling repair at the crown of the tunnel. In addition, the city will remove four existing standard speed bumps and install six new “fire-friendly” speed cushions on NW Cornell between NW Lovejoy and the east tunnel to more effectively reduce speeding and to enhance response times for emergency vehicles.
Motorists 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.
Bicyclists and pedestrians will still have access to the trail to the north that by-passes the tunnel on NW Cornell. However, bicyclists will be detoured around the speed bump construction zone as follows: Use the bikeway by-pass path on the north side of the tunnel to 30th Ave., to Quimby, to Raleigh, to 26th Ave., to Overton, to 25th Ave., to Lovejoy. Be cautious when approaching the construction site.
Click here for detour map.
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 www.portlandonline.com/transportation.