January 28, 2021 For more information: Lou Torres, 503-986-2880
Pavement preservation project to begin soon
MCMINNVILLE—A pavement preservation project that will provide travelers with a smoother ride on OR 99W from the junction with OR 18 to McMinnville will begin soon.
The OR 99W McDougall Junction (OR 99W/OR 18) to McDonald Way (west McMinnville) project will pave and provide other improvements on a 6.25 mile section that includes OR 99W through Lafayette.
The project includes:
- Keeping the existing road alignment.
- Replacing 100 curb ramps to meet American with Disabilities Act standards.
- Replacing the bridge rail on the North Yamhill River Bridge, eastbound towards Lafayette.
- Removing and replacing the pavement in downtown Lafayette.
- Installing new pavement on OR 99W from McDougall Junction to McDonald Way, milepost 29.3 to 36.3.
- Installing new striping for traffic lanes and crosswalks.
- Constructing pedestrian activated crossings at Monroe Street in Lafayette and three locations in McMinnville.
- Installing ADA upgrades to the traffic signals at McDaniel Lane, 27th Street and Grandhaven Drive/Lafayette Avenue.
- Upgrade signs, guardrail, drainage and mailboxes.
During construction, travelers should expect intermittent daily and nightly lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.
The $16 million project is expected to be completed by October 31.
Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around work zones.