U.S. 20 Santiam Pass paving project to be completed starting June 30

Wet weather prevented its completion last fall

SALEM— A 14-mile long pavement preservation project on U.S. 20 over the Santiam Pass that was started late last summer and was halted because of poor weather conditions, will be completed starting on Tuesday evening June 30. Paving and temporary striping was completed before early rains stopped the work from Santiam Junction (U.S. 20/OR 22) in Linn County (milepost 74.5) to Jack Lake Road in Jefferson County (milepost 88.2).

Weather permitting, the remaining work will be completed by July 28. The work that remains includes grinding rumble strips, permanent striping and updating the guardrail terminals

The work is scheduled during the evenings Sunday to Monday, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. and Monday and Thursday nights, 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. At least one lane of traffic will be open with two-way traffic controlled by flaggers. Travelers can expect up to 20 minute delays.

The project includes: grinding and inlay of pavement with 2 inches of asphalt; new guardrail terminals; replacement of damaged signs; center and shoulder rumble strips; new deck joints and concrete overlay for the Lake Creek Bridge; and permanent striping.

The project cost is $7.8 million.

Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around the work zones.

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