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The Newberg-Dundee Bypass Phase 1 project is finished. So what’s next?

ODOT Project Update - January 10, 2018

While everyone is still celebrating the completion and opening of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass Phase 1 project, ODOT is already moving ahead with Phase 2.

Before Phase 1 was completed, ODOT was able to use $10.5 million in cost savings from the project to begin making preemptive right of way purchases on Phase 2.  In addition, the Oregon Legislature allocated $22 million in last year’s transportation package for ODOT to begin the design of Phase 2.

There is no timeline for when Phase 2 would be built, since no funding has yet been identified for construction.   The design work should begin soon, but the earlier environmental studies provide the preliminary alignment and location of the roadway, culverts, bridges and other related structures.

Now that Phase 1 is open, ODOT will be forming a team to design and engineer roadway, bridge, and other structures, and prepare plans that would give a future construction contractor the “blueprint” to build Phase 2 from OR 219 to OR 99W at Rex Hill, east of Newberg.

Construction of Phase 2 has not been scheduled and is several years away.  Funds need to be identified for further right of way acquisition and the full cost of building Phase 2.

Phase 3 would complete the full Bypass from OR 18 at McDougall’s corner to a location just south of Dundee.

ODOT continues to work closely with its local partners, the cities of Newberg, Dundee and McMinnville, Yamhill County and The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.