Posted Friday, January 24th 2014 @ 6am by Brad FordConstruction of one of Oregon’s newest highways in 30 years requires nighttime closures of southbound Interstate 205 Friday Jan. 24 and Saturday Jan. 25 from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. both nights as contractors place bridge beams for a new overpass that crosses over I-205. The work is for the Sunrise JTA project. ODOT will close the southbound lanes of I-205 at Southeast Sunnyside Road, exit 14. The closure will direct I-205 southbound traffic off at the Southeast Sunnyside Road Interchange. Traffic will turn right on Southeast Sunnybrook Boulevard and then turn left onto Southeast 82nd Ave. Motorists will follow it south until it merges back on to I-205. In addition, the following ramps will be closed during the same time: • The I-205 southbound Southeast 82nd Avenue off-ramp, exit 13, to OR 224. • The I-205 southbound Southeast Sunnyside Road and Southeast Sunnybrook Boulevard on-ramps. The schedule is subject to change depending on the weather. The Sunrise JTA Project will address congestion and safety problems in the Oregon 212/224 corridor by constructing a new road from I-205 to 122nd Avenue. Major project elements include: • Constructing a new two-lane limited access highway (one lane each direction) from the Milwaukie Expressway (OR 224) at I-205 to SE 122nd Avenue at OR 212/224. • Constructing a new I-205 overcrossing that will connect 82nd Drive and 82nd Avenue. • Improving bicycle and pedestrian accommodations in the project area. • Improving the intersection of SE 122nd Avenue and OR 212/224.