U.S. 97: OR 58 Jct. – Chemult Passing Lanes
This 5.7 mile paving project begins on Monday, June 24. Paving operations will be from approximately 5 pm to 7 am, Monday through Thursday. The paving is expected to be completed the week of July 1, weather permitting. There will be striping and sign replacement activities in the area through July.
During paving operations, traffic will be controlled with flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists should expect up to 20 minute delays.
What is planned
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Why this project is needed
U.S. Highway 97 is a classified as an Expressway and is a critical part of the State’s transportation system. The highway carries a high volume of freight and recreational traffic between California and Washington. Trucks make up 38% of the total traffic volume. Keeping roads in good condition and providing for safe travel are critical parts of the mission for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
The pavement condition for this section of U.S. 97 is rated fair to poor. There is extensive cracking and raveling. The last time this section was paved was in 1998. In recent years the pavement has deteriorated to a point that it could not be included in a recent chip seal project.
Cracking and rutting of US 97 near OR 58.
How ODOT plans to solve this problem
This 5.6 mile section of U.S. 97 will be repaved. Once paved, durable striping and centerline rumble strips will be installed.
Traffic control during construction
Motorists can expect delays during the paving operations. Single lane closures with traffic controlled by flaggers and a pilot car can be expected.
Project timeline and estimated cost
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