Road construction on OHSU’s Campus Drive begins Monday, July 9
07/06/12 Portland, Ore.
Work to install new expansion joints on Oregon Health & Science University's Campus Drive will begin Monday, July 9. During construction, Campus Drive will be open for downhill traffic only. The project is expected to be complete in six to eight weeks.
Patients, vendors, visitors and staff can drive uphill from Terwilliger Boulevard far enough to reach Doernbecher Children's Hospital, the Casey Eye Institute, the School of Dentistry, most parking areas and the hospital's loading docks.
Detour signs will be in place to keep people from going too far uphill and having to turn around, and flaggers will be present around the clock to help direct traffic.
Tri-Met bus stops and routes will remain unchanged. Buses will go downhill on Campus Drive, and all downhill stops will remain open.
Measures have been taken to minimize any inconvenience, but people should plan ahead and adjust their commute accordingly.
To see what's happening on Campus Drive in real time, check out the Marquam Hill road cams.
View a map of the affected area.
Oregon Health & Science University is the state's only health and research university and its only academic health center. As Portland's largest employer, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of the state and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,000 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.