ODOT begins roadwork in Pendleton

By on Tuesday, June 11th, 2024 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

PENDLETON – The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that a contractor is beginning work in downtown Pendleton at the intersection of Southwest Dorion Avenue and Southwest First Street to replace signal poles, upgrade traffic signals, and make Americans with Disabilities Act improvements at the intersection.

ODOT reports that traffic impacts will be minimal this week. The contractor is setting up traffic control and work zones. Once construction begins, ODOT says impacts will continue to be kept to a minimum. Motorists will be able to use Southwest Dorion, but Southwest First Street access will be limited near the intersection. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid congestion.

Traffic on Southwest Dorion Avenue can expect intermittent single-lane closures and delays of up to 20 minutes. On Southwest First, drivers will experience intermittent closures to through traffic and traffic control signs and intermittent flaggers in the work zone.

Pedestrians and bicyclists will experience sidewalk closures and detours leading up to the intersection. Bicyclists will follow vehicle or pedestrian routes. Pedestrians will find access either through or around the work zone. Businesses will remain open during the construction.

Crews will be working Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of October. ODOT says that construction work will pause during major events that bring additional traffic downtown including the Pendleton Round-Up.