The project was completed in May 2013.
The Oregon Department of Transportation will improve OR 35 between the northern end of Cooper Spur Road (milepost 85) and the southern end of Neal Creek Road (milepost 91). The contractor will re-pave this section and install rumble strips in an effort to improve safety and reduce crashes. See map below.
Project construction started on April 15 and was completed in May 2013.
1) New Pavement: It will provide a smoother and quieter driving surface and preserve the roadway. The shoulders will also be paved providing a better riding surface for bicyclists.
2) Rumble Strips: Rumble strips are a pavement treatment alerting drivers, through vibration and noise, when they stray from the travel lane. Since this section of OR 35 has a high number of crashes, ODOT is installing rumble strips along the length of this project to reduce the number of head-on, side-swipe and running-off-the-road types of crashes. The rumble strips will be installed on the center line and both edges of the highway, where feasible, with consideration given to bicycle traffic.
Traffic Impacts During Construction
Motorists should expect single-lane closures with flaggers directing traffic from about 7am until 7 pm each weekday that the contractor works. Most of the work is weather dependent and it can affect the daily work schedule.
Pilot cars will be used and motorists will need to wait at non-flagged intersections for the pilot car. Motorists may expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
For more information on the project, contact:
Susan Hanson, ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator