Winter weather substantially shut down civil site work on the State Radio Project by the beginning of December, but only after a construction and installation season that exceeded project goals. By the end of the month, work was in place to accommodate the remaining trunked radio system and VHF integration equipment installations and begin testing the new technology as a system.
The project team is organizing the remaining work scheduled for 2016 to meet the June 30 end date for the Major Projects Section's delivery team.
"There is still a fair amount of microwave equipment to install, so if the snowmelt is later than normal, some work may push past our projected end date," said Dick Upton, State Radio Project manager. The ODOT Wireless Communications Section is prepared to finish any remaining work.