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Paving project delayed, will repair seven miles of 99W

Roads — Noise impact unknown, construction to take place between 8 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.


A local paving project — distinctly unrelated to the Newberg-Dundee bypass — has been pushed back from May, but may still start sometime in June.

The project will repave Highway 99W starting at Main Street in Newberg for seven miles to OR 18 at McDougal Junction. The project will skip Dundee, including only spot repairs until other improvement projects are completed next year there.

When construction begins, the Oregon Department of Transportation will conduct “seven miles of pavement restoration; upgrade of ADA ramps in Newberg to meet current standards; replace signs to meet current standards; replace roadside markers; upgrade guardrails to meet current standards; and upgrade the railroad crossing in Newberg south of the couplet,” according to the project plan.

Because of heavy traffic flow, most of the work will be completed from Sunday through Thursday nights, between 8 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.

Project Manager Ron Larson said the two weekends of additional work in Newberg rebuilding the railroad crossing at Southwest First Street have not been determined, but will be scheduled following a preconstruction meeting Friday with the contractor. At the meeting, he said, they will also know more about the noise impact for residents.

The project will total $4.2 million, with funding obtained from both federal and state revenues through the Pavement Preservation Program.

For more information about the project, visit http://1.usa. gov/1j7fnwq.



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