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Canby intersection light project still a go

ODOT contractors ran into some difficulties during drilling but plans are in the works to restart the project in August


Despite a lack of activity at three Canby intersections, the Oregon Department of Transportation hasn’t abandoned plans to revamp the streets lights at those intersections – complications simply arose.

The planned work at Elm, Grant and Ivy streets got started early in 2014, but hit a roadblock that necessitated reassessing the plan for the $921, 000 project.

“We have a contractor that was doing some drilling into the ground for foundation work for the lights when they ran into some difficulty with the underground conditions,” said Kimberly Dinwiddie, spokeswoman for ODOT. “They had to suspend some work. We plan to meet soon with our contractor and determine the next step.”

The hope is that a plan will come together to get the signal poles set and, said Dinwiddie, who added that ODOT is hopeful that work will resume in August and be completed by September.

The project includes the following improvements at the intersections of Elm, Grant and Ivy Street:

> Upgrading traffic signals to include improving signal timing

> Installing new signal poles - no more ugly span wires hanging over the highway

> Constructing new ADA ramps at the four corners of each intersection

During construction, drivers can expect the following travel impacts to Highway 99E.

> Daytime lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

> Nighttime lane closures after 6 o’clock for placing signal poles and installing new traffic signals

> Intermittent sidewalk closures

The contractor plans to work Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This schedule is subject to change.

For more information contact Kimberly Dinwiddie at ODOT Community Affairs, call 503-731-8281 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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