Bethany Boulevard northbound lane closure at U.S. 26 overpass August 21 – Expect delays

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bethany Boulevard northbound lane closure at U.S. 26 overpass August 21 – Expect delays
UPDATED: 08/20/2013
Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Capital Project Services Division

Bethany Detour Map 8-20-13 NB closuresUpdate: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the contractor is unable to perform this work today and must postpone it until tomorrow, August 21, 2013 from 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Original Release:
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 Tuesday, August 20 (changed to August 21) from 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in order to place the final layer of pavement on the overpass.

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