A contractor working for the Oregon Department of Transportation will be removing and replacing the traffic separator island on Roosevelt Drive (U.S. Highway) 101 between 10th Avenue and 12th Avenue in Seaside. The project is expected to begin May 22.

The project also includes the installation of temporary traffic control.

According to ODOT, the contractor will be conducting concrete pours at night with single lane closures from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., Sunday night through Friday morning. During the daytime, when demolition takes place, the travel lanes will be shifted to accommodate traffic Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Message signs will be posted to warn travelers of the construction and potential delays, a spokesman for ODOT said.

Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around the work zones.

A new center turn lane from Avenue A to K is also under design, Seaside’s public works director Dale McDowell said Wednesday.

A project from Dooley Bridge to U.S. Highway 26 at the Junction is underway, to alleviate some of the uneven roadway surfaces. Work will be done during night hours.

Other road projects in town, McDowell said, include pouring and repaving the Second Avenue sidewalk near the convention center and “putting the First Avenue sidewalk back together.”

“We’re scheduling around different events so we’re not having too much commotion,” McDowell said.

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