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'REENWOOD AND %LLENDALE NEIGHBORHOODS v 0ROJECT CONTRACTOR 7ILDISH 3TANDARD 0AVING OF %UGENE SHOULD HAVE MADE THE TRANSI TION TO THE NORTH SIDE OF "ARNETT 2OAD BY THE TIME WORK BEGINS ON (IGHLAND $RIVE ,AST &EBRUARY "ARNETT 2OAD WAS TEMPORARILY RECONl GURED FROM (IGHLAND TO %LLEN DALE TO ACCOMMODATE UTILITY AND CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROAD 4HE CENTER TURN LANE WAS CLOSED TO ACCOMMODATE A SECOND LANE OF EASTBOUND TRAFl C ON "ARNETT 2OAD WHILE MAINTAINING A SAFE AREA FOR CONSTRUCTION AND UTILITY WORKERS !CCORDING TO "OYETT WHO S BEEN BUSY CANVASSING THE NEARBY BUSINESSES AND MEDICAL CENTERS THE UTILITY AND CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE SOUTH TAKES ABOUT SIX MONTHS TO COMPLETE /NCE THIS PHASE IS COMPLETE THE CREWS WILL SWITCH TO SIMILAR WORK ON THE NORTH SIDE OF "ARNETT 2OAD

THAN DIFFERENT CONCEPTS TO DEVELOP THE DESIGN 4HE (IGHLAND !LTERNATIVE WAS IDENTIl ED AS THE PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE #ONSTRUCTION UPDATES AND A VIDEO ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT HTTP WWW OREGON GOV /$/4 (79 2%')/. 4HE 7EB SITE ALSO SHOWS HOW THE 305) OPERATES

7ORKER SAFETY AND MAINTAINING TRAFl C m OW ARE AT THE TOP OF "OYETT S OBJECTIVES h!T ALL TIMES WE ARE TRYING TO ACCOMMODATE TWO LANES OF TRAFl C IN EACH DIRECTION v "OYETT SAID hEVEN THOUGH WE ARE LIMITING ACCESS TO RIGHT IN RIGHT OUT ONLY IN THAT SECTION v -EANWHILE ON )NTERSTATE WORK PROCEEDS WITH THE NEW BRIDGES OVER "EAR #REEK

,AST /CTOBER NORTHBOUND TRAFl C WAS MOVED TO A TEMPORARY BRIDGE OVER "EAR #REEK SO WORKERS COULD REMOVE THE OLD NORTHBOUND STRUCTURE .OW THE BEAM WORK IS PROCEEDING FOR THE NEW NORTHBOUND BRIDGE

4HE MILLION 3OUTH -EDFORD )NTERCHANGE PROJECT WENT TO BID IN 3PRING AFTER MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT )T IS THE 2OGUE 6ALLEY S LARGEST STATE HIGH WAY PROJECT SINCE )NTERSTATE WAS BUILT ! JOINT VENTURE WITH THE #ITY OF -EDFORD THE PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND CONGESTION 4HE CENTERPIECE OF THE PROJECT IS CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW INTERCHANGE FEET SOUTH OF THE EXISTING "ARNETT 2OAD EXIT EXIT 4HE NEW INTERCHANGE DESIGN IS CALLED A SINGLE POINT URBAN INTERCHANGE 305) WHICH CAN HANDLE LARGE VOLUME OF TRAFl C 4HE #ITY OF -EDFORD IS CONTRIBUTING MILLION TOWARD THE PROJECT 4HE 305) IS LOCATED CLOSE TO "EAR #REEK SO ADDITIONAL BRIDGES ARE NEEDED TO ACCOM MODATE THE RETAINING WALLS FOR THE ON AND OFF RAMPS ! PROJECT 3OLUTION 4EAM AND #ITIZENS !DVISORY #OMMITTEE WORKED THROUGH MORE

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/NCE THE NEW NORTHBOUND BRIDGE IS l NISHED WORKERS WILL TEMPORARILY MOVE SOUTH BOUND TRAFl C ONTO IT SO THE EXISTING SOUTHBOUND STRUCTURE CAN BE REPLACED