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I-84: Arlington-Tower Road

Current News​

The $7.6 million construction contract was awarded to Kerr Construction in December 2013.  Work is to begin in mid-May.  Nighttime paving is planned.  Work should be completed by mid-summer.

Project Component

  • Repave 21 miles of Interstate 84 between Arlington, Oregon (MP 138) to Tower Road (MP 159).

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Why this project is needed

Interstate 84 is a critical part of the State’s transportation system and is a major east-west corridor for the Western United States.  Keeping the roads in good condition and providing a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity is a critical aspect of the mission for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).  

The existing asphalt has reached its design life.  The last time this section of highway was paved was in 1994.  The existing roadway is showing signs of rutting, and an excessive amount of oil rising to the surface.  The 2008 pavement rating for this section was fair. A chip seal was applied to this section of interstate in 2009 to prolong the life of the existing asphalt until it could be repaved.

What is planned 

ODOT plans to grind out the top 2.5” of pavement and replace it with 2.5” of dense hot mix asphalt concrete.  Both the slow and fast lanes will receive the same treatment.  Replacement of existing shoulder rumble strips is planned.
 
Traffic control during construction
Paving will be done at night.  Only one travel lane in each direction can be closed during construction.  Slowing of traffic is expected but there should not be delays.

Timeline and Estimated Project Cost 

​Field Survey, Roadside Inventory ​Spring 2013
​Final Design ​Summer/Fall 2013
​Bid Let ​December 2013
​Construction ​Spring/Summer 2014

The construction cost is $7.6 million.

Contacts

The contract for this paving project will be administered by The Dalles Construction Office.

Name Title Office Phone Email
 Robert Townsend​ ​ Asst. Project Manager ​ 541-296-2800  Robert.L.Townsend@odot.state.or.us
 Ron Snell  Project manager  541-388-6064
 Rex Holloway  Community Liaison  541-388-6178  Rex.A.Holloway@odot.state.or.us