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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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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


Bypass work reaches 'peak' this summer
August 17, 2016
Newberg Graphic

'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.

“This summer is really the peak of the bypass construction,” Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Lou Torres said Monday. “We’ve got work going everywhere.”

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.

Read full article at Newberg Graphic


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Construction Alerts

Issue with new traffic signal on 99W near Dundee
November 10, 2016

There is a sensor issue at the new signal on 99W near Dundee. ODOT is working to remedy the problem. We apologize for any inconvenience or travel delays you have experienced.

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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)