PENDLETON – Travelers can expect delays, rocks, flaggers and one-lane traffic as the Oregon Department of Transportation begins sealing a 13-mile section of Oregon Highway 207 from June 14, according to a press release.
The work crews will redevelop the roads and repaint the markers and highway lines and will be completed by the end of June, according to the press release.
Travelers can expect loose rock on the roads for several days after the chips have been sealed, which requires spreading rock chips over emulsified oil and pressing the rocks with rollers, the release said. Press. Work crews will sweep the roads, which could cause minor delays at night and early in the morning.
The route will be redeveloped once the project is completed, the press release said.
The crews will work on 333 Hermiston Highway between Exit 182 of Interstate 84 at mile 12 and the intersection of Madison Road and Butter Creek at mile 17, according to the press release. They will also be working on the 320 Lexington-Echo Highway between Butter Creek at mile post 27 and the Morrow County line at mile post 19.
ODOT said travelers can expect “delays of up to 20 minutes, reduced speeds, loose stones in the roadway, flaggers and pilot cars directing single-lane traffic through the roads. work areas ”. The project will also result in two short-term closures of the eastbound exit ramp at Exit 182.
Authorities are asking travelers to monitor construction crews and equipment in these areas and to allow additional travel time. Cyclists should be prepared to travel behind a pilot car on chipped rock covered sections of freeway with no usable shoulders.
To avoid the work zones, authorities are asking travelers to use alternative routes or delay their plans, according to the press release.