|Hwy. 26 sign project to impact weekday traffic posted on 06/30/2017|
Legacy Contracting, the contractor for the Oregon Department
of Transportation’s (ODOT) RealTime sign project on Hwy. 26, is expected to
continue work through July, including drilling, installing electric conduit and
pouring cement pads for the sign supports.
The electronic signs will offer up to the minute traffic
information and advisories, including road conditions and travel times between
Lane and shoulder closures are expected to take place for
the work, and while the contractor is allowed to work Monday through Saturday
each week, Legacy has kept to a Monday through Thursday schedule.
Kimberly Dinwiddie, ODOT Community Affairs, noted the
custom-made signs could be installed sometime in August, but the signs will not
be fully functional until a later date as ODOT will need to test the software.
“Compared to the project that we had over the past three
summers, this one is much more minimal as far as impacting travelers,”
Dinwiddie said. “I think everybody up there deserves a break from all the
construction. We really appreciate the patience and understanding of all the
community members up there.”
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By Garth Guibord/MT