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The $7.2 million construction contract was awarded to Oregon Mainline Paving in February 2015.  Construction began in early May and was completed in October.
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Project Components

  • Repave approximately14 miles of Interstate 84 between Celilo (MP 96.8) to Rufus (MP 110.5).
  • Replace the substandard concrete median barriers between MP 95.7 to MP 100.6.

                 Vicinity Map                                                Project Information Paper

Why is this project 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 highways in good condition and providing a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity are critical aspects 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 1998.  The existing roadway is showing signs of unraveling.  The 2012 pavement rating for this section was fair.  The existing concrete median barrier, which has been in place for decades, no longer meets the crash-worthiness requirements for the types and sizes of vehicles on our highways today.

How does ODOT propose to solve these problems?

ODOT plans to grind out the top 2” of pavement and replace it with 2” of dense, hot-mix asphalt concrete.  Both the slow and fast lanes will receive the same treatment.  Replacement of existing shoulder rumble strips is also included in the project, along with replacement of the substandard median barrier with new barrier that meets today’s requirements for crash worthiness.

Timeline and Estimated Cost

Preliminary Design spring and summer 2014
​Final Design ​winter 2014
​Bid Opening ​winter 2014-2015
​Construction ​summer/fall 2015

Estimated Cost   $8.3 million


Office Phone
 Robert Townsend
 Project Manager
​ 541-296-2800
 Pat Cimmiyotti
 District 9 Manager
 Rex Holloway
 Community Liaison