SALEM— An Oregon Department of Transportation project is scheduled to add centerline rumble strips to a 13-mile stretch of OR 22 from OR 18 to OR 223 (Kings Valley Highway) that will help reduce traffic crashes. The project is part of a larger safety initiative to reduce roadway departure crashes such as head-on, crossover and fixed object crashes. Rumble strips are a good tool to draw driver’s attention back to the driving task from being sleepy, distracted, or other reasons for inattention. Centerline rumble strips can help eliminate head-on and other crossover crashes which often involve multiple vehicles and serious injuries.
A contractor working for ODOT will be installing the centerline rumble strips on OR 22 during Monday and Tuesday, July 14-15. Included in the work are sealing and striping of the roadway which will happen in early August.
During the installation of the centerline rumble strips, motorists can expect nighttime work on OR 22 with single lane closures and pilot cars guiding traffic through the construction zone. Expect up to 20 minute delays.