ODOT Moving Ahead - August 2007

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3OUTH -EDFORD )NTERCHANGE #ONSTRUCTION IN HIGH GEAR THROUGHOUT PROJECT AREA

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ONSTRUCTION FOR THE NEW 3OUTH -EDFORD )NTERCHANGE IS IN FULL SWING THIS SUMMER THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT AREA FROM (IGHLAND $RIVE ON THE EAST TO (IGHWAY TO THE WEST

(IGHLAND $RIVE IS STILL CLOSED FOR THE WIDENING OF THE ROADWAY AND REPLACEMENT OF THE ,AZY #REEK BRIDGE 7ORK ON THIS SECTION IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION BY THE END OF !UGUST h7ITH THE RECONSTRUCTION ON (IGHLAND AND DETOUR ONTO %LLENDALE PLUS THE SWITCH OF CONSTRUCTION TO THE NORTH SIDE OF "ARNETT TRAFl C OVERALL SEEMS TO BE MOVING VERY WELL v SAID /$/4 0UBLIC 3ERVICE 2EPRESENTATIVE "ILL "OYETT -UCH OF THE WORK RECENTLY HAS FOCUSED ON THE INTERSTATE BRIDGES AND WEST SIDE SAID "OYETT 3OUTHBOUND INTERSTATE TRAFl C SWITCHED TO THE NEWLY COMPLETED NORTH BOUND "EAR #REEK "RIDGE 4HIS GIVES CREWS FROM 7ILDISH 3TANDARD 0AVING OF %UGENE THE PROJECT S PRIME CONTRACTOR SPACE TO DEMOLISH AND BEGIN REPLACING THE ORIGINAL SOUTHBOUND "EAR #REEK "RIDGE .ORTHBOUND TRAFl C WILL REMAIN ON A TEMPORARY BRIDGE UNTIL THIS SOUTHBOUND STRUCTURE IS COMPLETE &OUNDATION WORK IS ALSO CONTINUING ON THE WEST SIDE FOR THE NEW INTERCHANGE PEDESTAL WALL !LSO ON THE WEST SIDE ROADWAY WORK CONTINUES FOR THE INTER STATE CONNECTOR ROAD TO THE REALIGNED #ENTER $RIVE AND (IGHWAY )T WAS A YEAR AGO THE MILLION 3OUTH -EDFORD )NTERCHANGE PROJECT WENT TO BID AFTER MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT ON THE 2OGUE 6ALLEY S LARGEST STATE HIGHWAY 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 #ONSTRUCTION UPDATES AND A VIDEO ARE AVAILABLE ON THE PROJECT 7EB SITE

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