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4HE DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION OF l VE !SHLAND AREA BRIDGES ALONG )NTERSTATE IS MOVING ALONG AT A RAPID PACE WITH WORK SCHEDULED TO CONTINUE THROUGH NEXT YEAR 4HE COMBINATION OF AGE WEATHER AND HEAVY USE TOOK A TOLL ON THE BRIDGES !FTER NEARLY YEARS OF USE THE BRIDGES ARE BEING REPLACED TO MEET MODERN TRAFl C AND FREIGHT NEEDS

0RIME CONTRACTOR (AMILTON #ONSTRUCTION #O OF 3PRINGl ELD HEADS THE MILLION PROJECT WHICH REPLACES THE NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND BRIDGES OVER %AGLE -ILL 2OAD TWO MILES SOUTH OF EXIT NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND BRIDGES OVER "EAR #REEK ROUGHLY ONE MILE NORTH OF EXIT AND THE BRIDGE OVER .EIL #REEK 2OAD THREE MILES SOUTH OF !SHLAND

-OTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO WATCH FOR TRAFl C SHIFTS AND OCCASIONAL LANE CLOSURES AS CONSTRUCTION PROGRESSES 4HE /REGON 3TATE 0OLICE STRICTLY ENFORCES WORK ZONE SPEED LIMITS h%VEN THOUGH THE PROJECT SPANS TWO YEARS (AMILTON HAS A TIGHT CONSTRUCTION WINDOW BASED ON THE SEASONS v SAID /$/4 0ROJECT )NFORMATION 3PECIALIST 'ARY ,EAMING h2EMOVING THE OLD SOUTHBOUND BRIDGE OVER "EAR #REEK HAD TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE SUMMER WORK PERIOD IN THE STREAMBED 4HE GOAL ON THE .EIL #REEK 2OAD OVERPASS IS TO GET AS MUCH WORK DONE BEFORE THE WINTER SHUTDOWN IN .OVEMBER v 4HE PROJECT INCLUDES A MORATORIUM ON WORK AT THE .EIL #REEK 2OAD "RIDGE BECAUSE IT IS IN THE SNOW ZONE 4HE OVERALL PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE l NISHED BY .OVEMBER

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