Nighttime work continues on Cornelius Pass Road

Release date: 10/07/2016
Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Engineering and Construction Services Division

Nighttime paving on Cornelius Pass Road and intersections, between Cornell Road and U.S. 26, will continue weeknights through Oct. 15, and traffic signal detection loops will be installed through Oct. 28.

The paving was originally expected to be completed by Oct. 8, but rainy weather caused delays. Signal shutdowns on Cornelius Pass at Cornell Road, Ronler Drive, Evergreen Parkway, Imbrie Drive and the eastbound U.S. 26 on-ramp may occur between 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Oct. 10-15. Flaggers will direct traffic.

Closures resulting in detours at Ronler, Evergreen and Imbrie may occur from 10 p.m.-6 a.m., as needed, to prevent cars from traveling across new pavement until it has cooled. Detours will be posted when closures are in effect.

Installation of traffic signal detection loops in the pavement will be performed from 7 p.m.-5 a.m., Sunday -Friday, Oct. 9-28. Lane closures will result as needed.

Northbound and southbound travel on Cornelius Pass Road will remain open during this work. Timing of the traffic signal shutdowns and side street detours are dependent upon how rapidly the work progresses and on weather.

The Cornelius Pass Road project will widen the roadway to three lanes in each direction between Cornell Road and U.S. 26. There will be a center median and dedicated turn lanes at several intersections, including U.S. 26. Other improvements include sidewalks on both sides of the road, a buffered bike lane on the west side, a separated two-way bike path on the east side and new street lighting. It is expected to be completed in late December. 

For more information about the project, visit the project website or contact or 503-846-7800. 

Washington County is committed to planning and protecting the uses of the land and to building and maintaining a great transportation system, balancing care for the natural environment, economic development, safety and community livability.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator