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.
- 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
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The construction cost is $7.6 million.
The contract for this paving project will be administered by The Dalles Construction Office.