Construction Delays; Paving Overnight; Gas Prices Jump; Passing Lane Finishing Up

Construction Delays

Construction setbacks have pushed out the timeline for paving of Highway 101 as part of the ReVision Florence Project.  Several attempts were made last week to move forward with the project with some evening work lasting for a couple of hours before paving crews packed up.  Crews were also expected to begin removal of the ground asphalt at the staging area on Quince but that was also delayed.  Crews will be working nights all this week with additional grinding of southbound lanes occurring.  ODOT was hoping to complete paving prior to the end of September, which is generally the best weather window for that type of work.  The entire project, including paving is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving.

Paving Overnight

Flaggers were out directing traffic last night on Highway 101 at Highway 126.  Drivers reported the traffic signals were out at the intersection with some buildup of traffic.  Construction workers were on the scene last night beginning the paving for the ReVision Florence project.

Gas Prices Jump

Gas prices jumped over the weekend in Florence.  The average price of a gallon of regular gas increased 5 cents to $2.72 a gallon.  Prices are expected to inch up over the next several weeks according to AAA Oregon.

Passing Lane Finishing Up

The new passing lane west of Walton is nearing completion.  ODOT says crews will be out this week to work on guardrail installation and permanent striping.  Flaggers will continue to control traffic in the area and slight delays are expected.