Oct. 17, 2019

Work in progress
SW 198th Avenue, between Anderson and Jaylee streets, remains closed through Nov. 15. The closure was extended to allow the contractor and utility providers to complete their work in a safe and more efficient manner. Detour , Bike and Pedestrian Detour

Kerr Contractors continues to build the retaining walls adjacent to the bridges. Two waterlines and storm drain facilities are also being installed.

Oregon State Bridge, the bridge subcontractor for the 198th Avenue project, recently completed bridge abutments and wing walls. They are now working on bridge decks, end panels and bridge barrier rails.

Aaken Corporation Electric, the electrical subcontractor for the project, continues to install electrical conduit runs and the street light pole bases between Oak and Jaylee streets.

PGE continues to work on relocations and transfers south of Jaylee Street. Contractors for Frontier and Comcast are also relocating their facilities south of Jaylee Street.
Upcoming activities
Other work scheduled for the coming months includes:
  • Continued storm pipe and structure installation between Anderson and Celebrity streets.
  • Completion of water line installation between Anderson and Jaylee streets.
  • Installation of bridge end panels.
  • Begin installation of sidewalk coping and moment slab on the bridge retaining walls.
  • Complete storm pipe installation between Butternut and Kinnaman streets.
  • Continue storm pipe installation between Celebrity Street and Farmington Road.
  • Continued installation of electrical conduit and street light pole bases between Farmington Road and Celebrity Street.
  • Complete sound wall installation along the north side of the new Kinnaman Road alignment.
  • Utility companies (PGE, Frontier and Comcast) continue to relocate their facilities. Tualatin Valley Water continues to relocate water meters and service lines.
Please obey all construction signage and flagger instructions/directions. These safety measures are in place to protect the public, as well as the construction workers.

With any road construction activities, there will be noise, dust and traffic impacts. We understand that this is very disruptive to the neighborhood/homeowners.We apologize for these inconveniences and appreciate your understanding and patience.
Traffic impacts
ROAD CLOSURE: SW 198th, between Anderson and Jaylee streets, is closed to through traffic until Nov. 15. Only residents residing immediately beyond those areas will be allowed access. Detour , Bike and Pedestrian Detour
SIGNED DETOUR: Commuter traffic should use the signed detour route to 185th Avenue or 209th Avenue. Pedestrians and cyclists can bypass the closure via 192nd Avenue. TriMet route #88 is operational, though some stops have been temporarily closed due to the road closure/earthwork activities.
Project work hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m., weekdays. Lane restrictions are limited to the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., weekdays.
About the project
SW 198th Avenue, between Farmington Road and TV Highway, is being widened to three lanes (one lane in each direction and a center turn lane).

Additional improvements include:
  • Continuous bicycle lanes and sidewalks
  • Replace bridges at Butternut and Celebrity creeks
  • Signalize 198th Avenue/Kinnaman Road intersection and realign west leg the intersection
  • Safety enhancements at all intersections
  • Street lighting
  • Storm drainage upgrades
  • Culvert crossing upgrades
  • Roadway geometry improvements