LA GRANDE — Travelers heading up or down Cabbage Hill along Interstate 84 east of Pendleton can expect lane closures in the westbound and eastbound lanes over the next few weeks. Shoulder paving will begin the week of Sept. 30 in the westbound lanes, then shift to the eastbound lanes in a week or two. Motorists are advised to slow down and be prepared for single-lane travel. Depending on weather conditions, this work is expected to be completed around mid-October.
The paving will seal the area where power cables were installed. Those wires will help provide electricity to a dozen digital message boards, freeway lighting and other enhancements that are part of a $15 million I-84 Snow Zone Safety Improvements Project. The project includes new highway cameras, road sensors, curve warning signs, a new freeway ramp gate and other features that will improve safety, especially during the winter season.
Construction and some lane closures will continue near the top of Cabbage Hill through October. The two-year project that started earlier this year will resume next spring. All work is expected to be completed by next fall.