Marine Drive, between Bertha Avenue and Rocky Point Road, will be reduced to one lane with alternating one-way traffic on Friday, October 27th. The traffic restrictions will be in place from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. so that the north bound lane of Marine Drive can be milled and then repaved. The City determined that the partial paving of north bound lane resulted in a subpar product that does not conform to the City’s standards. Travelers should anticipate delays and choose alternate routes if possible. Flaggers will be directing traffic and will give priority to first responders and school buses.
Just a few miscellaneous work items will be left to complete next week (the week of 10/30/17), such as installing signs, and landscape restoration. Additionally, the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon will be installed at Marine Drive and Dora.
The City received a $545,000 federal safe routes to school grant to place sidewalks along Marine Drive from Bertha Avenue to Rocky Point Road, and along Dora Avenue between Marine Drive and Crownhill Elementary. The project will also include the installation of a pedestrian controlled rectangular rapid flashing beacon (or RRFB) at a new crosswalk at Dora Avenue and Marine Drive.
To learn how RRFB works, please see below video from Oregon DOT.