State Radio Project
The State Radio Project issued notice to proceed for five sites during May, and civil site construction is occurring around the state. The existing shelter at Sillusi Butte is being removed and refurbished and then will be relocated to the new Doherty Slide site.
"The civil work is winding down and wrapping up very cleanly," said Dick Upton, State Radio Project manager. By the end of May, contractors were actively installing microwave hops. Four more completed hops bring the total to 128, or 92 percent complete.
A designated team is visiting every radio project site to verify inventory and record asset tags. The goal is to complete 100 sites by the end of June, and so far 70 visits are complete.
Status updates for June are available on the State Radio Project website, along with project information and resources.
June 2016 Monthly Progress Report
June 2016 Dashboard
Oregon Passenger Rail Study Continues
The project is currently in the Evaluate phase. This phase takes the corridor concepts developed in the Understand phase and screens them in two steps. First, the corridor concepts are screened against the project Purpose and Need. Then, the concepts that pass the first screen will go through a more detailed evaluation against a set of criteria. The results will be published in a Draft Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement that will be available for public review in 2016.
Project overview website