Weekly Construction Update

The Oregon Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, efficient transportation system. ODOT invests in Oregon’s future through roadway improvement projects. The following projects are located witin ODOT’s Region 4 encompassing Central Oregon from The Dalles to Klamath Falls on the east side of the Cascades.Schedules and are always subject to change  due to the weather and this week as the result of recent wildfires across  Oregon.

Clackamas/Hood River counties

US26: Timberline Hwy.-OR 35 (MP54.2 – MP70.2) No work expected this week. Work expected to start 9/21.

Gilliam County

I-84 Swanson Canyon – Arlington project, Columbia River Highway (MP 125.5 – MP 137.78) Upcoming work expected for correction of removed striping. Mobile striping operation is expected.

Hood River County

I-84: Hood River Eastbound & Westbound Bridges project, Columbia River Highway (MP 63.9 – MP 64.42) Moving barrier, removing and placing striping for Stage 2 construction. Nighttime ramp closures for Exits 63 and 64 on- and off- ramps, along with various lane closures.

Jefferson County

Willowdale – Madras (MP 75.14-M.P.91.58) High Desert Aggregate and Paving will perform guard rail work during daytime hours throughout the work zone utilizing single lane closures with flaggers. Delays of up to 20 minutes are possible. The contractor will resume paving operations during nighttime hours between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. Single lane closures controlled by flaggers and automated flaggers will occur during paving operations with delays of up to 20 minutes possible.

Klamath County

OR39: Klamath Falls /Lakeview Jct. (MP 0.12 – MP 6.28) Shoulder, guardrail, and cleanup work is scheduled during the day Monday through Friday – expect minor delays.

US395: Cogswell Creek & Crooked Creek culverts project (MP130 & MP152.26) Culvert and roadway excavation work is scheduled for Monday thru Friday – A temporary traffic signal has been installed for the work zone expect minor delays.

US97: Midland Hwy. – California State Line (MP280.51 – 291.71) Shoulder, paving, delineator work is scheduled during the night Sunday thru Thursday morning expect 20 minute delays.

Sherman County

US 97: Spanish Hollow Creek & Trout Creek bridges project (M.P. 0.27 – M.P 6.98) Active work sites are between M.P. 2 and M.P. 7 on US97 during the week. Work is being performed below bridges and from off of the roadway. Shoulder closures may occur but no traffic impacts or delays are anticipated. Trucks will occasionally enter and leave from access points along shoulder.

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