DUNDEE—Two of the new bridges built as part of Phase 1 of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass Project are ready to open in the next few days. The Fulquartz Landing Road Bridge and 8th Street Bridge that cross over the future Bypass south of Dundee will open to traffic although some work will continue on the bridges.
The two bridges offer greater connectivity and access for local residents. During the past two years travelers have had to detour around and through the construction zone awaiting completion of the bridges. The new bridges also allow local residents to avoid much of the construction activity.
The new Fulquartz Landing Road Bridge allows for an easy connection to Parks Drive on the south and west side of Dundee. The new 8th Street Bridge allows for an easy connection to Edwards Drive in south Dundee, and better connection to the boat ramps along the Willamette River south of the Bypass.
The bridges are two of 10 bridges being built as part of the Bypass project. The four-mile expressway will extend from OR 99W at Springbrook Road on the east, through OR 219 and extending to OR 99W south of Dundee.
Phase 1 is being built by Oregon firms under several contracts. Hamilton Construction of Eugene is working on the Dundee side of the Bypass that included the two new bridges. The Bypass project is on schedule to be completed in late 2017.