PORTLAND, Ore. – Starting at 3 a.m. Monday, July 22nd, NW Cornelius Pass Road between Highway 30 and NW Old Cornelius Pass Road will be closed for the next two months, “Our contractor will be fixing a number of safety issues on the road.”
Multnomah County Spokesman Mike Pullen recommends a detour, “Newberry Road to Skyline to Old Cornelius Pass Road.”
The 5 mile stretch is expected to re-open in late September.
The project is being paid for by almost $6 million in funds from the Oregon Legislature.
Here’s more from the County:
NW Cornelius Pass Road closure for safety project starts July 22
NW Cornelius Pass Road will close to through traffic between Highway 30 and NW Old Cornelius Pass Road in Washington County at 3 am on Monday, July 22. Morning commuters should plan to use detour routes listed below. The closure will allow contractor Wildish Standard Paving to construct safety improvements on Multnomah County’s five-mile section of the road. The road is scheduled to reopen in late September.
This steep, winding and narrow section of NW Cornelius Pass Road has a long history of crashes. The project will reduce some of the rural road’s sharp curves, increase sight distance for drivers, improve road shoulders, and install caution signs, guardrails and barriers.
When the road is closed to through traffic, access will be maintained for local residents and emergency services. The contractor will set up hard closures on NW Cornelius Pass Road at NW Old Cornelius Pass Road (in Washington County) and just north of NW 8th Ave. (between Highway 30 and NW Skyline).
Alternate routes for through traffic are:
Road users are encouraged to:
The Oregon Legislature provided funds for the $5.65 million project. Funds are being spent at four key locations where crashes occur, as well as on corridor-wide improvements.
For more information and to sign up for project updates visit www.multco.us/cornpass.