CLACKAMAS, Ore…. The $130 million dollar Sunrise Jobs and Transportation Act Project gives the Portland area its first new highway in decades. 3 years in the making the expressway will releive traffic on highway 212 and highway 224. It extends the Milwaukie Expressway from I-205 to SE 122nd Avenues and improves roadway connections to the Lawnfield Industrial District.
ODOT built the Sunrise Expressway to address challenges and serve new economic opportunities. The project was funded with $100 million of state funds approved by the Oregon Legislature as part of the jobs Transportation Act of 2009 and federal highway dollars, with additional contributions, from Metro, Clackamas county, the Federal Highway Administration and our congressional delegation. the roadway opens to the public at 5 AM July 1, 2016.