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Redwood Highway Chip Seal Begins Monday between O'Brien & California

Motorists should expect congestion and delays along Redwood Highway between O'Brien and the California border next week due to a chip seal project.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said construction will require lane closures from milepost 36 to milepost 41 from Monday through Friday. Most work will take place during daylight hours and most delays will be less than 20 minutes.

Due to loose rock on the highway, drivers are advised to slow down and allow additional space between vehicles.

In areas where the highway is limited to a single lane for construction, local residents are asked to wait at the end of their driveways for a pilot car before turning onto the highway. ODOT will post signs at each driveway and flaggers will provide traffic control at local intersections.

This is the final segment of work for a project that began last summer and paved the highway from Cave Junction to O'Brien. Work was suspended in September due to hazardous conditions related to nearby wildfires.

Prime contractor Knife River Materials will return in late June or early July to apply permanent striping to this area. This work may also require intermittent lane closures.

The $8.5 million project also added several safety features along Redwood Highway and applied a chip seal to an 8-mile section of Oregon Highway 42 near Winston.
Posted on 6/14/24 6:14AM by Sam Marsh