The Oregon Department of Transportation uses “chip seals” to improve roads quickly and cost-effectively. While this resurfacing method has many benefits, it can create an unpleasant bicycle ride. Loose rock on the roadway surface can get thrown around by fast-moving traffic.
In an effort to alert bicyclists about this summer’s chip seal projects, we’ve created a schedule and posted their locations. These projects, as well as other highway projects, are listed on the 2016 Summer Construction map, which is also available in ODOT District offices and DMV field offices.