February 2, 2017
McMinnville Community Media recorded a Town Hall meeting about the bypass held on January 30, 2017. Watch the video here: youtube.com/watch?v=Y4xhs7xFaXc
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Thursday 16 March 2017 at 12:02 pm
February 2, 2017
Wednesday 01 February 2017 at 5:37 pm
While the Newberg-Dundee Bypass is on schedule to be completed by the end of the year, the final leg of construction — connecting the bypass to Highway 99W via Springbrook Road — could be among most inconvenient parts of the project for drivers.
Phase 1 of the bypass is well over halfway complete, but most of the work so far has been a hassle to a relatively low number people on south sides of Dundee and Newberg; the next segment will be more broadly felt as Springbrook Road is completely rebuilt, according to Lou Torres, spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation.
This will start Feb. 6 with the closure of Fernwood Road between Springbrook and Brutscher roads for up to six weeks.
Wednesday 17 August 2016 at 7:06 pm
'Aggressive' amount of work underway, while right of way roadblocks remain
Whether it’s the increase in traffic delays, more trucks motoring through neighborhoods or the occasional 2 a.m. concrete pour, the Newberg-Dundee bypass project has been making its presence felt in recent months.
During the fall, possibly in September, crews will be paving the west end of the bypass near Dundee, which is a substantial finishing touch on that section.
Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 3:35 pm
The second phase of the Newberg-Dundee bypass project came a step closer to fruition last week with its addition into a state transportation funding program.
The Oregon Transportation Commission, a citizen policy-setting body for transportation projects statewide, voted June 16 to add the next phase of the bypass to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and to allocate some funding toward the first steps on Phase 2.
About $10.5 million in savings on Phase 1 construction has been earmarked for what Newberg Mayor Bob Andrews described as “seed money” for the right-of-way purchase required for the next phase, which would run from the Phase 1 terminus at Highway 219 north to Highway 99W near the base of Rex Hill.
Tuesday 21 June 2016 at 12:53 pm
Late this summer, crews will widen the road, adding new turn lanes that would connect drivers on 99W to the Newberg-Dundee Bypass using Springbrook Road. Delays should be minimal, but the construction area will shift frequently and striping on the roadway will change often. The project will extend from 99W at Springbrook in Newberg to south of Dundee and will be completed in late 2017.
Wednesday 04 May 2016 at 12:22 pm
Final plans have been approved that pave the way to build the eastern terminus of the Newberg-Dundee bypass, under the new design agreed upon earlier this spring.
Wilsonville Road will not intersect with Highway 219 directly across from the end of the bypass, as originally proposed, but will instead link up with the highway via a new road connection south of Wynooski Road. This design came about after a long battle between multiple jurisdictions, that came down to concerns over increased traffic utilizing Wilsonville Road as a cut-through from the bypass to I-5, versus concerns that altering the design would dump the traffic increases onto Newberg’s side streets.
Friday 22 April 2016 at 10:55 am
ODOT has contracted with K & E Excavating, Inc. of Salem, Oregon to widen Springbrook Road and add new turn lanes that would connect drivers on OR 99W to the Newberg-Dundee Bypass.Read More
Thursday 07 April 2016 at 11:58 am
As many as 90 Newberg High School students will participate in a special Earth Day project on Friday, April 22 that includes the planting of 400 Oregon white oak trees on land owned by the Chehalem Park and Recreation District (CPRD) in Newberg. The project is in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and is part of environmental or natural resource mitigation that will offset the effects of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass Phase 1 highway project currently under construction.Read More