Starting Monday, sidewalks and on-street parking spaces will occasionally be closed near the intersection of West Marine Drive (U.S. Highway 30) with Columbia Avenue and Bond Street. Pedestrians will be detoured around the sidewalk next week, while the Oregon Department of Transportation's contractor, Civilworks NW Inc., installs foundations for a new traffic light. The intermittent closures will continue through October, while the traffic light at the intersection is being upgraded and protected left-turn phasing is added, said ODOT spokesman Dan Knoll.

He said the US 30: Columbia and Bond Street signal project costs $270,000. Its scheduled completion date is Oct. 31.

County roadsThe Clatsop County Public Works Department schedule continues next week with adding rock to Hillila Road Monday and Tuesday in preparation for an asphalt overlay contracted after Labor Day weekend. The road will be closed to through traffic, but will remain open to local traffic.

On Wednesday and Thursday, motorists should expect brief traffic delays on Gearhart Lane and Sea Breeze Lane while crews prepare the intersection for asphalt, also contracted after Labor Day.

Other work scheduled next week includes asphalt patching and crack sealing on Svensen Island Road, Tomberg Road, and Ziak-Gnat Creek Lane; crack sealing on Svensen Market Road, Hillcrest Loop, and Valley Creek Lane; and ditch cutting on Hamlet Road with minimal traffic delays anticipated.

Big River Excavating, Clatsop County's contractor, will continue cutting shoulders and ditches and adding rock for widening on Logan Road. The cutting of shoulders reduces lane widths to one-way traffic in some areas; motorists should use Lewis and Clark Road as an alternate route as delays may be up to 20 minutes in length.

Installation of driveway culverts is scheduled to start this week. Property owners will be contacted prior to their driveway culvert removal to allow time to move a vehicle to the other side of the construction area. Pacific Power will also begin putting up new power lines.

For more information, contact Clatsop County Public Works at 325-8631.