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ODOT pursues road work in Sherman, Wasco counties

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is continuing to invest in Oregon’s future with roadway improvement projects throughout Oregon’s central region (ODOT Region 4). ODOT is committed to providing safe, efficient transportations systems. The following projects reflect ODOT’s commitment to make improvements as traffic numbers rise and to make the roadways safer and more efficient for drivers: All work is dependent on weather conditions. Red denotes changes from the previous week.

SHERMAN COUNTY

I-84 @ US97 INTERCHANGE – BIGGS JUNCTION

Highway 2 and 42 - MP 104.5 and MP 0 to 2

KERR Contractors is building a modernization project at the Biggs Junction Interchange. The project will significantly widen US 97 and all of the interchange ramps. The project also includes new retaining walls, bridges and signals. The work will take place in stages to minimize any traffic delays. The first stage will take place this summer, and it will include constructing the West half of the new US 97 bridges over I-84 and UPRR. The project will be completed in the summer of 2015. During the week of July 15, the contractor will continue to mobilize to the project site and install temporary traffic control devices. Motorists should expect construction activity on shoulders throughout the project site. There may be minor delays along US 97. There will be no delays on I-84.

http://www.biggs-jct.com

WASCO AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES

(US26: Mill Creek to Warm Springs Grade Project)

Warm Springs Highway - MP 91.74 to MP 102.612

The Mill Creek to Warm Springs Grade Project will add a 1.5 mile long passing lane in both the EB and WB directions, widen the gravel shoulders, flatten the roadway slopes, replace or extend three cattle passes, and increase the safety in the rockfall area of the Warm Springs Grade. K&E excavation has been contracted to construct the project. The majority of the work will take place during daytime hours Monday through Thursday. During the week of July 15 the contractor will be excavating, hauling, and embanking material on highway side slopes. During this work there will be single lane closures and traffic will be controlled by flaggers and pilot cars. Delays will be less than 20 minutes.

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION4/pages/us26-millcr-warmspgsgrade/us26-millcr-warmspgsgrade.aspx

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