After years of working with the community to find solutions, the Federal Highway Administration approved the current alignment of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass in 2012.
When completed, the Newberg-Dundee Bypass will be an 11 mile long, four lane highway with limited entrances and exits. We are designing and building the project in phases.
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Phase 1, between OR 219 and Dundee, opened to vehicles in 2018, with approximately 13,000 vehicles using it daily.
We’re working on the design for Phase 2 now. The next phase funded for construction is Phase 2A, a new interchange at OR 219. We anticipate construction starting in 2023.
OR 99W in Newberg and Dundee serves local residents, businesses and many travelers moving through the area. The new road allows through traffic to bypass the busier main street areas that serve locals and businesses, improving safety for all travelers.
|Phase 2A - New interchange at OR 219|
|Late 2022||Final design complete|
Construction of the interchange improvements at OR 219 and the realignment of Wynooski Road will begin in 2023. We are currently coordinating with some property owners that may be affected by the designs. There will likely be one or two brief closures of the bypass to make the bridge and ramp connections. Stay connected - you can sign up to receive project updates.
|Phase 2B - New roadway connecting to OR 99W|
|Summer 2022||Early design work complete|
|Pending funding||Complete design|
|Pending funding||Begin construction|
We do not currently have funding to construct this phase of the project, but we are working on the design. When funding is available, we are prepared to move forward with design details and outreach to property owners and neighbors. Please be sure you have signed up for the project email list to receive future updates.
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Watch this video to learn how the bypass is funded – the video is 1:17 long.
Watch this video to learn if there may be sound walls as part of Phase 2 – the video is 0:31 long.
We’re planning for the full bypass to be 55 mph, which is the posted speed for Phase 1. The speed limit is lower near on and off-ramps.
We're always happy to talk with the communities we're working with! If you have questions, comments or would like to learn more about the project you can:
After Phase 2A is constructed, if you're driving:
After Phase 2B is constructed, if you're driving:
You will be able to continue driving on the OR 18 bypass over OR 219 to the new OR 99W connection.
Watch this video to learn more about our schedule for Phase 2 of the bypass – the video is 0:53 long.
Watch this video to learn if there will be new traffic signals as part of Phase 2 – the video is 0:29 long.
Phase 2A includes new bike lanes along OR 219. We are also designing a section of path built at Industrial Parkway to connect with more bicycle and pedestrian pathways and sidewalks in Newberg.
Phase 2B also includes plans for a bike path near Veritas Lane to help eastbound cyclists on OR 99W avoid the on and off-ramps for the bypass. We are also planning a local bike and pedestrian path to cross over the bypass.
For both parts of Phase 2, we are working with the cities and Chehalem Park and Recreation District to make sure it connects with other existing and planned paths.
We will likely need to close lanes or hold traffic briefly during construction as we make connections at OR 219. Most of the work can be done nearby while the bypass and OR 219 remain open. We have not yet completed traffic plans for construction, when we do we'll have more information to share. If you're interested in staying connected, please sign up to receive project alerts.
Watch this video to more about what Phase 2B will look like – the video is 0:31 long.
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