ODOT to Begin Chip Seal Work on Highway 207 on June 14

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The Oregon Department of Transportation will be chip-sealing sections of Oregon Highway 207 in Umatilla County starting June 14.

Crews will apply the chip seal resurface treatment, then repaint the highway lines and markings afterwards. The process includes spreading rock chips onto emulsified oil, then pressing the rocks in with rollers. The route will be restriped afterwards.

Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of June. The following highway sections will be impacted.

  • OR 207 (333 Hermiston Hwy.) between I-84 Exit 182 at milepost 12 and Madison Road/Butter Creek at milepost 17.
  • OR 207 (320 Lexington-Echo Hwy.) between Butter Creek at milepost 27 and Morrow County line at milepost 19.

The project schedule is subject to change. Visit TripCheck.com for current traffic impacts.

Motorists can expect up to 20-minute delays, reduced speeds, loose rock on the roadway, flaggers, and pilot cars directing single-lane traffic through work zones. There will be two short-term closures of the Exit 182 east bound off ramp sometime during the project. There may be minor delays during nighttime and early morning hours for road sweeping.

Plan extra travel time, reduce speed and watch for construction crews and equipment. Crews will sweep roadways but expect some loose rock to be present for several days after chip seal.

Bicycle riders should be prepared for traveling on rock chip covered highway sections behind a pilot car with no usable shoulders. Pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be provided access through or around the work zone.

Use alternate routes or delay travel if possible to avoid work zones.

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