Moving Ahead - Summer 2014

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BARRIER AND BRIDGE WORK AT GLENDALE, SUNNY VALLEY

Drivers will encounter work zones along a nine-mile stretch of Interstate 5, from Glendale (exit 80) to Sunny Valley (exit 71), as prime contractor Knife River Corporation focuses on bridge and barrier improvements along the corridor. ODOT Project Manager Ted Paselk said the I-5: Glendale to Hugo Paving and Sexton Climbing Lane project is expected to wrap up at summer’s end. “Knife River has to complete the bridges – membrane and paving work –- at Glendale and Sunny Valley this summer, along with some barrier and

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erosion control,” said Paselk. “After punch list items and change orders to address drainage concerns exposed by spring rains, it’s pretty much a wrap.” Spring downpours caused water to sheet across travel lanes. The drainage issues will be addressed before the contractor finishes work on the $28 million improvement project. Paselk expects the final work to be completed once the weather is consistently warm. Most of the work was complete during the first year of the project.

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