Arata Road Construction

Expect traffic delays June 13-14 during Arata Road paving

The south lane of NE Arata Road between NE Wood Village Blvd. and NE 238th Drive in Wood Village will be paved June 13-14, which will delay traffic using the road from 7 am to 7 pm. The road will remain open one-way eastbound (in the north lane) during paving, as it has been since construction resumed in April. The paving work will delay eastbound traffic as well as drivers using the side streets and driveways on Arata Road.  The paving is weather-dependent. Drivers may experience delays this week prior to paving, as the contractor removes old asphalt prior to paving.

Through traffic can avoid delays by using alternate east-west routes such as NE Halsey St. or NE Glisan St.

Residents who live on side streets south of Arata Road should expect delays of up to 20 minutes during paving at intersections and driveways.  Access will be provided to emergency vehicles, with brief delays.

Arata Road will be back under construction starting April 8th 

Contractor Wildish Standard Paving is scheduled to resume construction on NE Arata Road between NE 223rd Ave. and NE 238th Drive in the cities of Fairview and Wood Village starting Monday, April 8.  The work is part of a complete rebuild and redesign of the road that began in spring 2018.  Construction was halted over the winter due to weather.

  • Starting on April 8, the construction traffic plan on NE Arata Road will be:
  • From NE 223rd Ave. to Wood Village Blvd.: One-way westbound, sidewalk open on south side.
  • From Wood Village Blvd. to NE 238th Drive: One way eastbound, sidewalk open on south side.

The temporary traffic pattern will remain in place until road construction is complete this summer.

When complete, the full length of Arata Road will include:

  • Two lanes for motor vehicles
  • A 10-foot wide shared-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists on the north side
  • New 6-foot wide sidewalks on the south side
  • A 5-foot wide water quality planter strip to treat stormwater runoff

Flaggers will direct traffic at times. Access will be maintained for residents, businesses and emergency vehicles.  There will be brief delays (with prior notice) during paving near driveways.

For some trips, using alternate routes such as NE Halsey Blvd. and NE Glisan St. can avoid delays.  The project will also require some construction work on NE Halsey St. west of NE 238th Drive related to drainage.

In Design Phase

NE 238th Dr. Safety Improvements (NE Halsey St. to NE Glisan St.)

This project will make it easier for trucks to navigate the curve on this steep section of 238th Dr. in Wood Village. It will improve access for other modes of transportation, including pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • Traffic: The construction traffic plan will be developed during the design, which recently began.
  • Schedule: Design work began in late spring 2017 and will continue in 2018. Construction could begin in 2019.
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