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I-84: Fifteen Mile Creek - Celilo Project
The Oregon Department of Transportation is seeking to notify the public of an upcoming construction project on Interstate 84 between MP 88.07 and MP 96.77 both eastbound and westbound.
Project Information Paper                                                                     Vicinity Map 

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 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 is rising to the surface.  The 2008 pavement rating for this section was fair. 
In addition to the poor pavement condition, the current median barrier that separates eastbound and westbound traffic no longer meets current safety standards.

How does ODOT propose to solve these problems?
ODOT plans to grind out the top 2” of pavement and replacing it with 2” of dense hot mix asphalt concrete.  Both the slow and fast lanes will receive the same treatment.  The median barrier will be replaced with one that meets current passenger vehicle crash guidelines.

Field Survey, Roadside Inventory   Spring 2011
Final Design  Summer/Fall 2011
Bid Let Date  January 2012
Construction  Spring 2012

Estimated Project Cost
$5.7 million

Office Phone
Email Address
 Robert Townsend  Assistant Project Manager  (541) 296-2800  Robert.L.Townsend@odot.state.or.us 
 Ron Snell
 Project Manager
 (541) 388-6064  Ronald.R.Snell@odot.state.or.us
 Rex Holloway  Community Liaison  (541) 388-6178  Rex.A.Holloway@odot.state.or.us