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Highway 99W Newberg Dundee Bypass



About the Project

ODOT has been working for many years with local communities to plan the Newberg-Dundee Bypass, an expressway that will significantly reduce traffic congestion on OR 99W and improve livability and overall traffic flow in the surrounding communities. The full bypass will be an 11-mile, four-lane highway around the cities of Newberg and Dundee. While the entire bypass has been approved, funding is only available for the first part of the project.

"Phase 1" will extend four miles from OR219/Wilsonville Road to OR99W south of Dundee, with one travel lane in each direction. 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.

Construction is underway. Wildish Standard Paving of Eugene, Oregon, is building the Newberg portion of the Bypass (OR 219 to Chehalem Creek). Hamilton Construction of Springfield is building the west end of the Bypass near Dundee (OR 99W to Chehalem Creek). Improvements on Springbrook Road in Newberg are also planned but not yet under contract.

Phase 1 is expected to be completed in 2017.


Latest News

Newberg Neighbor's Night
November 25, 2014

A construction information night will be held for Newberg neighbors on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Drop by the Edwards Elementary School Cafeteria (715 E 8th St.) anytime between 6:00–7:30 p.m. to learn more about upcoming road and bridge construction, including locations of bridge supports, truck routes, construction work schedule, and anticipated noise impacts.

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Bypass work begins preparation for spring push
October 22, 2014
By Katy Sword, Newberg Graphic - October 22, 2014

Construction on the Newberg-Dundee bypass is ramping up as 2015 nears. While major construction won’t begin until next spring, preparations are now underway.

“They’re going to be excavating a large water quality pond and do that side of the bypass as long as the weather holds up,” said Lou Torres, Region 2 Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman. “Also erosion control before the rainy season begins, which includes seeding cofferdams — little rolled up straw bales that keep water from running fast and hard through certain areas to prevent erosion.”

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Large beams to be hauled into Dundee as three bridges are built in December and January
December 12, 2014

Three bridges are nearing completion at the future 8th Street Bridge, Parks Drive/Fulquartz Bridge, and the bypass bridge over Hess Creek. The contractor working for the Oregon Department of Transportation will be hauling large beams into Dundee for placement on these three bridges in December and January. Cranes will also be moved into place in preparation for lifting the beams into place. Transport of the first set of large beams is planned for December 16, 17, and 18.

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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 Updates
>> Newberg Construction Update, November 2014 (pdf, 2.6MB)
>>Dundee Construction Update, July 2014 (pdf, 670KB)