Welcome to the City of Oregon City's
Jughandle Project website - your source for news and information about the construction of improvements to Highway
213, Washington Street, Clackamas River Drive, and Redland Road.
The Jughandle Project improvements are designed to reduce congestion and enhance
safety on Highway 213 near the Interstate 205 interchange. Construction of the project began in spring 2011 and will conclude by spring
2013. The City, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), is using night work and a rapid bridge construction method to ensure that during the vast majority of the project's construction, all travel lanes on Highway 213 will be open
to traffic in the daytime.
Please explore this website to learn more about the project's purpose, design, and how it will modify some local routes of travel. You can also check back to this page throughout construction for updates on the project's current and upcoming work (posted
Follow the action with live pictures of Highway 213 from the Jughandle Project
18, 2012:The City and its contractor have completed major construction operations for the Highway 213 Jughandle Project.
Temporary speed limit reductions in the work zone have been removed.
The contractor will occasionally be
on site, making minor touch-ups, through the end of February 2013. Traffic impacts during this period will be limited to intermittent
single travel lane closures.
Permanent striping for the travel lanes on Clackamas River Drive, Prairie Schooner Way, and Redland Road has been rescheduled
for late spring 2013 because several consecutive days of dry weather are needed to apply the striping material. Permanent
striping will not involve changes to the current travel lane configuration.
Landscapers will also wait for dry weather in spring 2013 to plant shrubs on steep slopes adjacent to Washington Street,
Prairie Schooner Way and Clackamas River Drive. Final planting of trees and shrubs at the project’s environmental mitigation
site near the Main Street extension will also be completed in spring 2013.
A barrier now prevents left turns and straight movements across Hwy 213 at the northbound I-205 ramps and the Clackamas River Drive-Prairie Schooner Way (formerly Washington Street) intersection. View maps of the new travel routes.