The $7.2 million construction contract was awarded to Oregon Mainline Paving in February 2015. Construction is scheduled to begin in early May and be completed by the end of June.
The temporary barrier installation and median work will be done in early May and be completed prior to Memorial Day. Traffic will be placed in a single lane in each direction. That work will occur during daylight hours. After Memorial Day, traffic will be placed back in single lane configuration in each direction until paving is complete. Paving operations are scheduled to occur at night.
All travel lanes will be open and in their normal configuration to accommodate Memorial Day traffic.
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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
||spring and summer 2014|
Estimated Cost $8.3 million