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Highway 99W Newberg Dundee Bypass



About the Project

Phase 1 of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass is currently under construction and expected to open in 2017. The four-mile expressway will extend from OR 219 to OR 99W south of Dundee, with one travel lane in each direction (see map). ODOT has been working for many years with local communities to plan the Bypass, which will significantly reduce traffic congestion on OR 99W and improve livability and overall traffic flow in the surrounding communities. Bridges and overpasses will include design enhancements such as artistic elements that reflect the area’s surrounding natural landscape. Funding for Phase 1 is coming from the Oregon Legislature’s Jobs and Transportation Act, the federal government and contributions by Yamhill County, the cities of Newberg, Dundee and McMinnville, and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.

Phase 1 is being built by Oregon firms under several contracts, which allows the project to be finished within a shorter time frame. Wildish Standard Paving is building the Newberg portion of the Bypass (OR 219 to Chehalem Creek). Hamilton Construction is building the portion of the Bypass near Dundee (OR 99W to Chehalem Creek). K & E Excavating has been contracted to build improvements on Springbrook Road, OR 219 and OR 99W in Newberg. 

The full 11-mile bypass is planned to be a four-lane expressway, two lanes in each direction, from Dayton to just east of Newberg (see map). While the full bypass has been approved, funding is only available for the phase currently under construction. The next phase to be built will depend on funding availability and coordination among the partners.

 

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Latest News

Newberg-Dundee Bypass Town Hall Meeting Video
March 16, 2017
McMinnville Community Media

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


Bypass on schedule, on budget
February 1, 2017
Newberg Graphic

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.

Read full article at Newberg Graphic


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Construction Alerts

Construction Notice: March 16, 2017
March 15, 2017

Construction Update

The following highlights anticipated activities on the bypass over the next weeks in these areas:

  • OR99W at Springbrook intersection: widening
  • Springbrook Road: widening and pipe replacement
  • OR219: widening
  • New bypass construction in Newberg and Dundee

Click through to read more details about work happening in each of these areas.

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Project Information
Phase 1 Map (pdf, 1.4MB)
Project Information Sheet (pdf, 1.4MB)
Hoja Informativa en Español  (pdf, 403KB)

Construction Flyers
>> Newberg Construction Update, November 2014 (pdf, 2.6MB)
>>Dundee Construction Update, July 2014 (pdf, 670KB)
>>Dundee Parks Drive Closure Update, April 2015 (pdf, 2MB)