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    Marion County will install safety features on rural roads beginning June

    Posted by: Public Works

    ​SALEM, OR – Marion County received funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation to install safety features on several rural roads throughout the county. The safety features include centerline rumble strips, thermoplastic striping, and reflectorized pavement markers. These measures have been shown to reduce crashes by providing an audible and vibratory warning to alert drivers when they are leaving their travel lane.

    Completing work they began for Marion County in 2018, the contractor is scheduled to install rumble strips on McKay Road NE starting on the evening of June 3, 2019. Durable striping and reflective pavement markers will then be placed on Cordon Road, McKay Road NE, Yergen Road NE, and Ehlen Road NE.  All work is expected to be complete within ten days.

    The roads will remain open during construction with flaggers directing traffic through the work area.  Motorist should expect minor delays and are advised to use alternative routes when possible. 

    All work is scheduled to take place at night to reduce congestion and help minimize impacts for the traveling public.  The contractor is responsible for the schedule of work, which is subject to change to due to weather and other factors. For more information, visit Marion County's web site at

    Marion County understands the work may be disruptive and will make every effort to complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please comply with all posted construction signs and traffic control features.

    If you have any questions, please contact Tina Powell at 503-588-5036 or or Steve Preszler at 503-588-5036 or

    Marion County will install safety features on rural roads beginning June
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