WARRENTON - The new traffic light at Marlin Avenue and U.S. Highway 101 in Warrenton will be activated Wednesday.

The public is welcome to an official ribbon cutting ceremony two days later, at 1 p.m. Oct. 8, which will include remarks by local officials and Oregon Department of Transportation representatives.

The project, which began in February, cost about $1.8 million. The new signal is designed to make the intersection safer by controlling through-traffic as well as traffic that's crossing or turning.

The project has also reduced the skew angle of the intersection by 20 degrees and added left-turn lanes on Marlin Avenue at U.S. 101 and sidewalks on both sides of Marlin Avenue from Southeast Sixth Avenue to Southeast 10th Avenue. The existing Marlin Avenue now serves as a frontage road connection to existing businesses.

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