CLOSURES AND DELAYS
MONDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2017
White Salmon Sch. Dist.: No CLC. Parents please contact your childs' school regarding their after school destination.
MONDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2017
Columbia Gorge Schools:
Stevenson-Carson Sch. Dist.: On Time: Eggplant Route-SEVERE Snow Route / Carrot Bus - Snow Route
Museum Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 24th has been cancelled.
Head Start Programs:
OCDC Headstart: Odell Center is closed until further notice. (Effective )-
MID COLUMBIA SENIOR CENTER & MEALS ON WHEELS
There will be NO Night Music and Dance at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center on JAN. 24th
TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
January 23, 2017
Continued Snow Plowing
The City of The Dalles Public Works Department will continue daytime snow plowing and sanding activities throughout this week. The current weather forecast for the week is for daytime temperatures to peak above freezing and nighttime temperatures to drop below, conditions that present a long, slow melting process. As a result, accumulated snow will soften and slush will develop during the days and refreeze at nights. These conditions may require daily re-sanding of primary and school routes in the mornings as needed. After that, efforts and available resources will be primarily focused on clearing residential routes and side streets. These plowing activities will create berms and the occasional “ice-ball”. The Department attempts to minimize the amount of snow and ice debris that ends up plowed across driveways, beside parked cars, or in other undesirable locations, but it is an unavoidable aspect of snow plowing. No snow removal work is planned or anticipated to occur in residential areas. We apologize for this inconvenience when it does happen, and ask for your patience and understanding with this problem. For help with removing snow from driveways and sidewalks, local contractors can be found in the Yellow Pages or through online advertising. For questions regarding the Snow Response Plan, please contact the Public Works office at 541-296- 5401 between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm.
Local Bridge Work
As of 2:00pm Monday, January 23rd, 2017
Currently the I84 westbound bridge at MP 90 is being worked on by ODOT crews under a single lane closure in the westbound direction only that will continue throughor . The asphalt concrete pavement wearing surface on this bridge has been delaminating from the concrete bridge deck beneath, leaving deep potholes across this bridge. ODOT is mobilizing additional crews and a grinding machine to remove all of the asphalt from this bridge and taper the approaches down to the concrete deck. A new asphalt pavement wearing surface will be placed later this spring or summer when weather allows. Minimal delays are expected due to slowing of vehicles as they pass through the workzone. The public is asked to SLOW DOWN [emphasis added] as they pass through this work area.
The US197: The Dalles Bridge into Washington is experiencing similar pavement failure as on the I84 Bridge east of The Dalles. Winter weather conditions and increased vehicle traffic caused by recent storm event closures of I84 is causing significant distress to the asphalt pavement and numerous potholes have opened up across the bridge due to delamination of the asphalt wearing surface from the concrete deck beneath. Starting, ODOT crews will begin single lane closures controlled by flaggers across The Dalles Bridge to remove failing material in and around potholes and patch them with new asphalt pavement. Lane closures will occur during the daytime hours with both lanes expected to be open to traffic at night. It is estimated that single lane closures could occur through the end of the week. The traveling public should expect 10 – 15 minute delays. Additional work will be need to be performed later this spring or summer when the weather improves to more completely address the failing pavement across this bridge.