Construction to begin in spring of 2021
AURORA— An online open house is currently being held for a project that will improve the safety and operations at OR 551 (Wilsonville-Hubbard Highway) and Ehlen Road located between Interstate 5 and Aurora in Marion County.
Construction is expected to begin in spring of 2021. We encourage you to find out more about the project and its construction impacts by visiting the online open house athttp://oregonevents.org/openhouse/or-551-at-ehlen-road. The online open house will be available until August 31.
The OR 551 at Ehlen Road Safety Project includes:
- Building signalized left-turn lanes on each side of Ehlen Road at the intersection with OR 551.
- Installing a concrete traffic separator on the west side of Ehlen Road to restrict left turns from Boones Ferry Road to OR 551.
- Building a new county connector road between Boones Ferry Road and OR 551.
- Constructing dedicated right-turn lanes off of OR 551 onto the new Julia Road NE.
The Oregon Department of Transportation and Marion County have been working together to improve the safety and operations in the area where both Ehlen and Boones Ferry Roads closely intersect OR 551 causing both safety and operational issues.
Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around the work zones.
Aurora FD and EMS are responding to a crash at the junction if I-5 north and Hwy 551. Watch out for emergency vehicles and traffic congestion.
Dispatch time 1552.
Aurora FD and EMS are responding to a crash on I-5 South at the Hwy 551 exit. Watch out for emergency vehicles and traffic congestion.
07/20/20 1705: Aurora FD is responding to a brush fire on I-5 Southbound just north of Feller Road, Donald.
Aurora FD is responding to a structure fire on Ehlen Road just west of I-5 at Yule Tree Farms. Watch out for emergency vehicles.
Dispatch time 1750
Aurora and St. Paul Fire Departments are responding to a barn fire with reported explosions on Butteville Road along the Willamette River about 1/2 mile upstream from the railroad bridge. Avoid the area and watch out for emergency vehicles.
Aurora FD is responding to a brush fire on Hwy 99E just north of Grimm Road near the hazelnut processing plant. Watch out for emergency vehicles and traffic congestion.
Dispatch time: 2015
Aurora FD and EMS are responding to a crash on Arndt Road at Boones Ferry Road. Watch out for emergency vehicles and traffic congestion.
Dispatch time: 4:40pm
Aurora FD and EMS are responding to a car into a telephone pole at the Donald Road/Grimm Road intersection.
A grass fire has resulted, as well, and assistance from St. Paul FD has been requested.
Watch out for emergency vehicles in the area.
Dispatch time 3:55pm
Aurora FD is on route to a 3 car crash on Ehlen Road at Boones Ferry Road. Ehlen Road is blocked. Use an alternate route.
Dispatch time 2:32pm