Oregon chip seal project schedule - please share with bicyclists and pedestrians!

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June 7, 2016

To: ODOT partners and others interested in bicycle and pedestrian safety

From: Sheila Lyons, Bike/Ped Program manager, Oregon Department of Transportation


The Oregon Department of Transportation uses “chip seals” to improve roads quickly and cost-effectively. While this resurfacing method has many benefits, it can create an unpleasant bicycle ride. Loose rock on the roadway surface can get thrown around by fast-moving traffic.


In an effort to alert bicyclists about this summer’s chip seal projects, we’ve created a schedule, attached. These projects, as well as other highway projects, are also listed on the 2016 Summer Construction map (online), which is also available in ODOT District offices and DMV field offices. Any way you have to share the schedule and help us get the word out is greatly appreciated.


NOTE: Schedules are SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Some projects are identified but not yet scheduled. Others may be added at the last minute. To verify the chip seal schedule on any given state highway, contact the appropriate ODOT District office. A map of ODOT Districts is available at this link (PDF).