ODOT is making plans for an improved Highway 217

 

OR217OverviewMapMay2018   The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is working on a highway improvement project for Highway 217.
  ODOT staff will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 23 in Beaverton at Whitford Middle School from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
   Right now the project is in the design phase with construction expected to begin in 2020. 
   The main elements of the project are:
  • Build on-ramp to off-ramp auxiliary lanes southbound from Beaverton Hillsdale Highway to Greenburg Road and northbound from OR 99W to Scholls Ferry Road. These direct ramp-to-ramp lanes reduce crashes by reducing merges into the highway's mainline.
  • Add a frontage road between Allen Boulevard and Denney Road interchanges, removing a southbound on-ramp and a southbound off-ramp. The new interchange will function like the Canyon Road/Beaverton Hillsdale Highway interchange.
  • Add an additional lane to the northbound off-ramp to Scholls Ferry Road.
  • Replace the Hall Boulevard bridge over OR 217 at Pfaffle Street.
  • Conduct a noise study to determine the feasibility of sound walls. The results will be released later.
   For more information, visit the project's website.