|August 19, 2010 For more information: Rick Little (541) 726-2442
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Nighttime lane closures expected on U.S. 20 near Toledo
TOLEDO — Contractors for the Oregon Department of Transportation will close one lane of U.S. 20 as early as Monday, Aug. 23. Traffic on U.S. 20 will be reduced to one lane east of Toledo, between mileposts 3 and 5.
The lane closures will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night, Monday through Thursday, until Oct. 1. During this time drivers should anticipate delays of up to 20 minutes.
The lane closures will allow crews to repair four bridges on U.S. 20 between Toledo and Newport. Three of the bridges cross Beaver Creek between mileposts 3 and 4.5. The fourth bridge crosses Little Beaver Creek at milepost 5.
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The OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program is part of the Oregon Department of Transportation's 10-year, $3 billion Oregon Transportation Investment Act. OTIA funds are repairing or replacing hundreds of bridges, paving and maintaining city and county roads, improving and expanding interchanges, adding new capacity to Oregon's highway system and removing freight bottlenecks statewide. Based on recent estimates, about 14 family-wage jobs are sustained for every $1 million spent on transportation construction in Oregon. Through 2009, the bridge program has sustained more than 16,000 jobs. Overall, the 10-year program will sustain an annual average of approximately 2,300 jobs.