Photo: Cliff Garten Studios
A portion of Highway 26 near the Brookwood Parkway overpass will be temporarily closed Tuesday, January 11 and Wednesday, January 12 each night from 12 am to 5 am for installation of the Bridge of Land & Sky.
Traffic will be detoured to the Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia off-ramp and then back on the on-ramp. Drivers will have substantial on-site signage for this brief travel adjustment.
- What: Continued installation of the Bridge of Land & Sky
- When: Tuesday, January 11 from 12 am to 5 am / Wednesday, January 12, from 12 am to 5 am
- Where: Highway 26 near the Brookwood Parkway overpass
No traffic impacts are expected from this closure. All construction on the project is weather dependent and schedules may be altered or extended as needed. Up-to-date traffic impacts are available on TripCheck. The project is scheduled to be completed by early February.
Bridge of Land & Sky will replace the standard, chain-link pedestrian safety fence normally installed by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) with a 290-foot-long, 9-foot-high art piece. Bridge of Land & Sky will still meet ODOT’s rigorous safety standards while elevating the overpass beyond everyday infrastructure.
More About the Bridge of Land & Sky
Once installed, Bridge of Land & Sky will forever change the experience of traveling under or on the Brookwood Parkway overpass. The completed project will span the length of the Brookwood Parkway overpass over Highway 26, making the art highly visible to people in the 60,000 cars that pass underneath it each day.
Designed by acclaimed artist Cliff Garten, the 7- to 9-foot-tall undulating ribbon that is 290 feet per side of the overpass, for a combined length of 580 feet, will serve as a gateway to Hillsboro, welcoming and delighting residents, guests, and travelers.
Source: City of Hillsboro