Construction, Manning, Washington County

Pihl Road lane closures and delays expected through October 11

The stretch of road that will be repaved. Image courtesy

MANNING – For those who drive on Pihl Road, lane closures and delays stemming from a county project to repave the road have begun and will continue through October 11, according to a schedule of paving projects from Washington County Land Use and Transportation.

Lane closures are to be expected from the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. between Pihl Road’s juncture with Highway 26 all the way to the end of the pavement, according to Washington County LUT.

The paving project is a “full-depth reclamation” project between Turk Road and the end of the pavement, with the stretch between Highway 26 and Turk Road simpler overlay work.

According to the Portland Cement Association, a nonprofit that promotes cement, full-depth reclamation is a process that sees crews remove the old asphalt and base materials from a roadway, pulverize it, mix with cement and water, and then compact the material to produce a strong, durable base for either an asphalt or concrete surface.

Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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