Night work begins Aug. 1 at Highway 224 / Springwater Road intersection to prepare for traffic signal installation


From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274

Media and Interested Parties

Preparation work to install a new traffic signal at the corner of Highway 224 and Springwater Road in Clackamas, next to the Carver Bridge, is set to begin tonight, the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 1.  

Work will take place both at night, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday-Friday and during weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on-and-off through the end of September. The work will involve lane closures and flaggers will help direct traffic.

Quite a bit of advance work is needed before the actual signals can be installed, including:

  • Setting foundations for the signal poles and conduits for signals
  • Installing curbs, sidewalks, storm drainage and, if needed, moving utilities
  • Paving and striping

The signal poles are on order, but are delayed because of the impact of tariffs on aluminum, steel and other metals. The poles are expected to arrive in fall 2018 and will be installed at that time.

Because of the delay in receiving the signal poles, there may be some time between when the preparation work is completed and the actual signals are installed and become active, but they are expected to be in by the end of 2018.

North and south bridge approaches to the Carver Bridge are scheduled to be completed in spring 2019.  

Project updates are available online.     

For more information, contact Stan Monte at 503-742-4678 or