Traffic Alert: Rolling Slowdowns Planned on I-84 Near Pendleton

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The Oregon Department of Transportation is installing various traffic management devices to improve safety and traffic control in case of Interstate 84 closures in the Pendleton area and points east.

The contractor will install sign structures and variable message signs (VMS) this week on I-84 between mileposts 210 and 214.

Rolling slowdown schedule:

  • Tuesday, July 9, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. The contractor will be working near milepost 210 eastbound, approximately one-half mile west of Exit 210.
  • Wednesday, July 10, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. The contractor will be working near milepost 211 eastbound, approximately one-half mile east of the Exit 210 on-ramp, and milepost 214 eastbound, approximately one mile east of the Exit 213 on-ramp.

Motorists can expect:

  • Pilot cars.
  • Temporary on-ramp closures between Exit 193 and milepost 215.

The rolling slowdowns are needed to create an opportunity when there will be no traffic on the eastbound lanes. On-ramps closed in the slowdown zone will be open once the pilot cars have passed.

These rolling slowdowns are a safety precaution to protect motorists while the contractor installs sign structures and overhead signs.

Once the work has been completed, travelers will see a single-lane closure to allow the contractor to remove the crane from the highway.

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