Newberg-Dundee bypass underway, finally

NEWBERG, Ore. (KOIN) — Right now it looks like dirt, dust and dump trucks. But in three years, the Newberg-Dundee Bypass will be complete and is expected to cut traffic by 20%.

Anyone who has driven through Highway 99 headed to or from the beach or to visit wine country knows exactly how bad traffic can be.

A bypass for non-stop traffic has been talked about for years and has been in the planning stages. But now it’s fully funded and construction is underway.

Phase one starts just north of downtown Newberg and ends just past downtown Dundee. The entire bypass is 11 miles long.

For the people who need to be here, the traffic will be slower and easier to get on and off.

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