We constructed the following key project elements:
• Over a dozen new variable message signs through the corridor (Pendleton- La Grande).
• 10 road/weather sensors through the corridor.
• A dozen curve warning signs with flashing beacons in the Grande Ronde River Canyon area.
• Nine miles of cable barrier between EB and WB lanes at two locations to prevent cross over crashes (MP 229.2-237.6 and MP 249.20 to MP 250.16).
• Prep work for new LED lighting at Cabbage Hill WB curve (MP 220.9 – 222.7).
• New camera (WB MP 247.4), snow zone sign (EB MP 220.6), and ramp gate (WB Exit 224).
• New yellow reflective markers attached to guardrail in Cabbage Hill area.
• Several miles of buried power line to support these and future enhancements.
I-84 between Pendleton and La Grande
Cost and Funding
The project is $15.6 million, with $4 million allocated from the 2017 Keep Oregon Moving Transportation Bill.
What Problem Will This
Severe winters, snow, ice, fog and high truck traffic make this freeway section one of the most challenging in eastern Oregon. The area is remote and lacks power for signs, sensors and other enhancements. The power cables installed will support the new signs, sensors and other improvements in this project, plus future safety enhancements. While behind the wheel, these features will advise of conditions ahead, so you can adjust your driving. The new cameras and weather data shown on TripCheck.com will help you make informed travel decisions before you get on the road.