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501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 600
Portland Oregon 97214

Multnomah County

238th Drive reopens in Wood Village tonight

Friday, 11/16/12 - 1:34 pm

Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111,

A section of NE 238th Drive in Wood Village is scheduled to reopen by 7 p.m. this evening following a closure for a road safety improvement project. 

The road has been closed between NE Glisan Street/Cherry Park Road and NE Treehill Drive for several weeks.   For the next three weeks a single lane will be closed during weekday work hours as the contractor completes the project.  A traffic lane will remain open in both directions.

Safety improvements have been made near the bottom of a steep hill.  A shoulder was added to the northbound lane, a sidewalk was shifted east, and vegetation was removed to improve sightlines for travelers.   

Westech Construction is the contractor for the $200,000 project which is funded by federal and Multnomah County funds.

MultnomahCountymaintains this section of NE 238th Drive and more than 300 miles of roads and bridges.   For more information, visit