UNION– (Release from the Oregon Department of Transportation) Travelers should plan for delays of up to 20 minutes starting Monday along the Medical Springs Highway (OR 203) east of Union. ODOT contractors will be performing paving operations between milepost 0.7 near Union and milepost 11.9, with flaggers directing single-lane travel through the area. Expect extra truck traffic on the highway between the work zone and the material stockpile site near the Catherine Creek Snow Park at milepost 14.06.
The paving work should be complete by mid-June, but crews will return in a few weeks to apply a protective chip seal over the new pavement to help extend its useful life. During chip seal operation travelers can expect single lane travel controlled by pilot cars, 20-minute delays, reduced speeds, loose rock on the roadway, plus day and nighttime brooming operations. The route will be restriped later this summer. Drive with extra caution, slow down and obey flaggers and work zone signs. Check TripCheck.com for updated traffic information.