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3EVEN /AKS )NTERCHANGE 7ORK RAMPS UP WITH DETOUR BRIDGE IN PLACE

! I 4 4HAT RAMP CHANGE WAS IMPORTANT SO THE CONTRACTOR 2OSS "ROTHERS #ONSTRUCTION OF 3ALEM COULD BEGIN ADDING AND COMPACTING THE BASE OF THE NEW "LACKWELL 2OAD OVERPASS OVER ) h2OSS "ROTHERS #ONSTRUCTION HAS COMPLETED A LOT OF WORK ON THE DRILLED SHAFTS

WHICH WILL FORM THE VERTICAL PIERS FOR THE NEW OVERPASS v SAID &LETCHER /NCE DRILLED THE CONTRACTOR PLACES CAGE LIKE STEEL STRUCTURES INSIDE THE SHAFTS 4HEN

A REUSABLE COLLAR IS PLACED AROUND THE CAGES AND CONCRETE IS PUMPED INSIDE TO FORM THE VERTICAL PIER

4HE EXISTING "LACKWELL 2OAD OVERPASS IS FUNCTIONALLY OBSOLETE 4RAFl C VOLUMES ARE GROWING IN THE AREA 7HILE THE INTERCHANGE REMAINS FAIRLY RURAL IN NATURE IT IS AT TRACTING MORE TRAFl C ESPECIALLY FREIGHT AND AGGREGATE TRUCKS

4HE MILLION PROJECT IMPROVES THE 3EVEN /AKS ALSO KNOWN AS "LACKWELL 2OAD INTERCHANGE AND REPLACES THE TWO )NTERSTATE BRIDGES OVER THE #ENTRAL /REGON AND 0ACIl C 2AILROAD $RIVERS MAY HAVE NOTICED THE BUILD UP OF MATERIAL IN THE MEDIAN BETWEEN THE INTERCHANGE AND THE RAILROAD BRIDGES !CCORDING TO &LETCHER THE RISE IN VERTICAL ALIGNMENT WILL INCREASE CLEARANCE ABOVE THE RAILROAD TRACKS AND PROVIDE BETTER SITE DISTANCE AND SAFETY FOR INTERSTATE USERS )N ADDITION TO BUILDING A NEW "LACKWELL 2OAD OVERPASS THE PROJECT MODIl ES THE SOUTHBOUND OFF RAMP 4HE CONl GURATION ALLOWS TRAFl C TO GO BENEATH THE OVERPASS AND LOOP BACK TOWARD 2OGUE 6ALLEY (IGHWAY /REGON WHERE THE CONNECTION WILL BE SIGNALIZED -OTORISTS BOUND FOR 7HITE #ITY AND /REGON WOULD THEN TURN RIGHT

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h/$/4 IS TAKING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO LENGTHEN THE BRIDGE TO ACCOMMODATE A THIRD FUTURE LANE ON ) AS WELL AS TO IMPROVE THE STRUCTURE S ALIGNMENT FOR SAFETY v SAID &LETCHER