SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation is taking advantage of the dry weather by repaving a battered section of Mohawk Boulevard.
Crews will begin the process at 8 p.m. Friday night, grinding away the old layer of pavement and replacing it with two inches of fresh asphalt. Traffic will be restricted to fewer lanes, but drivers should only experience minor delays because the work will be done overnight.
ODOT says the project wasn’t part of its original plans, but the timing is right to get it done now. “It makes sense that the pavement will be in good condition at all the interchanges at all of the bridges, and we’ll begin with new pavement for the next 15 years,” said department spokesperson Rick Little.
The on and off-ramps will be closed for short periods during the paving. During that time, drivers should take Pioneer Parkway or 42nd Street to get around.
The project is expected to be finished by eight a.m on Saturday.