State Street ‘Mad dash’ paving happens downtown

Also, detours at 12th and May on Sunday and Monday

Look for “a mad dash to the finish” on the State Street Urban Renewal Project, with paving throughout the weekend, according to city inspector Gary Lindemyer.

Crestline Construction crews will pave on State Street as weather permits, with plenty of new asphalt expected to go down Sunday and Monday. Paving was completed Friday on the Oak and Front streets leg of the project.

Meanwhile, on a separate city project on the Heights, on Sunday crews will grind the asphalt off the 12th and May Street intersection, adjacent to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. On Monday, no traffic — other than school buses — will be allowed through the intersection, according to Lindemyer.

“Whenever it permits us, we’ll be laying asphalt,” Lindemyer said.

“The downside is that our notification process is out the window just because of the weather,” he said. “It’s going to be more inconvenient for citizens, but we have to pave when we can, in order to get it paved before the winter.

“Sunday and Monday we may be able to put asphalt down, but Saturday is not promising,” he said.


Crestline nears completion of the retaining walls at Sixth and State, along with the new bulbout plaza at the northwest corner of the intersection. The long retaining wall in front of Columbia River Insurance and the former Asbury Church is done, and workers will pour a second, shorter wall near the corner on Monday, along with the new sidewalk. By Tuesday, the second wall should be done and handicapped access and handrails should be installed.

Work will begin by mid-week on the public restrooms and plaza at Third and State streets.

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