OR 82 paving starts July 29 between Enterprise and Joseph

ENTERPRISE, Ore. – Starting July 29 we will be upgrading the deteriorating pavement along the Wallowa Lake Highway, OR82, between Enterprise and Joseph. The work includes a week and a half of asphalt resurfacing followed by a chip seal that will be applied two weeks later. The chip seal will take about two or three days and help extend the life of the road surface. No work will be performed during Chief Joseph Day’s event. 

You should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot cars, loose rock on the roadway, reduced speeds, and day and nighttime brooming operations. Local residents with driveways connecting to OR 82 may also experience temporary impacts as the operation moves past their property. Please slow down and plan extra travel time along this route. We greatly appreciate your patience as crews repair and resurface pavement, and perform other work to help keep highways safe and efficient.

Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around the work zones.