Bethany Boulevard northbound lane closures at U.S. 26 overpass August 13 – Expect delays

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 09, 2013

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

Bethany Detour Map 8-13-13 northbound daytime lane closuresWashington County's Department of Land Use and Transportation will need to close the northbound lanes on Bethany Boulevard at the U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) overpass on Tuesday, August 13 from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in order to perform a concrete pour to overlay the roadway 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