SALEM — A contractor working for the Oregon Department of Transportation began a pavement preservation project on Highway 99W between Amity (milepost 45) in Yamhill County and Hoffman Road (milepost 62) in Polk County.

The work will be completed by Oct. 31.

The project will replace the pavement that has become substandard throughout this area of Highway 99W.

In addition to the grind out, paving and striping, the project includes new bridge rail and guardrail approaches, and improvements to the railroad crossing where the Portland & Western Railroad crosses Highway 99W at milepost 52, south of Amity.

Most of the work will be done during weekday evenings from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., but there will be some daytime work.

There will be a one weekend full closure of Highway 99W in late summer to complete the railroad improvement work.

During the full closure, a detour and flaggers will be employed.

During all other construction, two-way traffic will be controlled using flaggers and pilot cars.

Travelers can expect up to 20-minute delays.

Temporary signage will be posted at various locations warning travelers of the scheduled work and possible delays.

Motorists are urged to be alert while driving through the construction zone, to drive slowly and proceed with caution.The work will be completed by Oct. 31.

The project will replace the pavement that has become substandard throughout this area of Highway 99W.

In addition to the grind out, paving and striping, the project includes new bridge rail and guardrail approaches, and improvements to the railroad crossing where the Portland & Western Railroad crosses Highway 99W at milepost 52, south of Amity.

Most of the work will be done during weekday evenings from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., but there will be some daytime work.

There will be a one weekend full closure of Highway 99W in late summer to complete the railroad improvement work.

During the full closure, a detour and flaggers will be employed.

During all other construction, two-way traffic will be controlled using flaggers and pilot cars.

Travelers can expect up to 20-minute delays.

Temporary signage will be posted at various locations warning travelers of the scheduled work and possible delays.

Motorists are urged to be alert while driving through the construction zone, to drive slowly and proceed with caution.

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