More rolling slowdowns planned for I-84
As part of the Oregon Department of Transportation's Interstate 84 Kamela to Second Street Project, rolling slowdowns have been plan for Tuesday and Wednesday on I-84 approximately 15-20 miles east and west of milepost 259.
The slowdowns are scheduled to occur around 1 p.m. Travelers are advised to use caution as they drive through work zones.
Pilot cars will slow traffic to 30 mph. On-ramps will also be temporarily closed starting near milepost 243 for eastbound traffic and milepost 278 for westbound traffic. This will create a window of time when no cars will be near milepost 259 so workers can blast rock and remove debris safely.
Part of the rock face above the freeway is being blasted to widen bench space that prevents rocks from falling onto the road. The work is part of ODOT's $46.8 million project that will resurface eastbound and westbound freeway between milepost 246, near the Kamela exit, and milepost 260, near the Second Street freeway overpass in La Grande. The three-year project that began this spring will also upgrade median barriers, construct bridge repairs, upgrade chain-up areas and more.
Motorists should be advised that rolling slowdown times are subject to change. Drivers should plan for extra time due to delays. For updated highway conditions, visit www.TripCheck.com.