ODOT release – A paving project on U.S. 26 between OR 53 (Necanicum Junction) and the Nehalem River Bridge that is beginning this Sunday evening (June 20) at 7 p.m. will cause delays for travelers between the Coast and the Willamette Valley, including the Portland Metro Area. There will be single lane night time closures between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. from Sunday through Thursday evenings each week. In the four-lane sections of U.S. 26 work may occur during either daytime or nightime hours while maintaining one travel lane in each direction. The project is a roadway surface preservation project that will remove the old asphalt and replace it with a new, much smoother surface. In addition, new guardrail and signs will be installed throughout the project. ADA ramps will also be installed at the end of the bridges. Travelers should be prepared for delays and add travel time during the evening construction. Also, use TripCheck.com for the very latest on the construction and any delays.

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