Bethany Boulevard northbound lane closure at U.S. 26 overpass September 6 – Expect delays

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 05, 2013

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Capital Project Services Division

Bethany Detour Map Washington County's Department of Land Use and Transportation will need to close the northbound lanes between the frontage roads on Bethany Boulevard at the U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) overpass on Friday, September 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in order to complete final surface work on the recently paved northbound overpass lanes.

During the closure, traffic will be detoured over to Cornell Road, using the frontage roads on the north and south sides of the highway. Expect delays in the area or use alternate routes.

This project is widening Bethany Boulevard between Cornell Road and West Union Road, including the U.S. 26 overcrossing. Additional improvements include bicycle and pedestrian facilities, street lighting and utility upgrades. The project is funded through the County’s Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP). Construction is anticipated to be completed by summer 2014.

For more information, visit the project website or contact Project Manager Matt Costigan at (503) 846-7800 or

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining the best transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and operating the county roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator
(503) 846-4963