May 24, 2018 R3-14-18
TALENT — Two nights of paving are planned next week on Oregon 99 from south of Talent to the Ashland city limits. The work is part of a $5.4 million highway improvement project designed to enhance safety and livability along Oregon 99 from Talent south to Ashland.
Next week, expect possible short delays along Oregon 99 from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31.
Prime contractor Knife River Materials broke ground late last month, starting off by excavating new storm water drains and crossings on Oregon 99 between Rapp Road and Creel Road.
ODOT inspectors will be on site daily to monitor traffic control, road conditions and keep business access signed and open.
“This improvement has been on Talent’s wish list for some time,” said ODOT Area Manager Art Anderson. “The enhancement project will provide a safer roadway for residents and business customers as well as those who are driving, riding or walking the corridor.”
RVTD’s Ashland Route 10 bus stops along Oregon 99 will remain open and, generally, unaffected during the construction work.
You can learn more information about the project online at http://www.oregon.gov/odot/projects/pages/project-details.aspx?project=17478.
GARY LEAMING, PIO
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