Molalla drivers should expect detours around downtown Molalla Avenue next week as the final paving gets done, weather permitting

PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Molalla Avenue construction has progressed since this photo was taken in August 2016.Salem-based Houck Construction, contractor on the Molalla Avenue construction project in downtown Molalla, is planning to pave the final lift of asphalt next week (March 20-24) if weather permits, said Molalla Public Works Director Gerald Fisher.

"They will be handing out flyers to businesses and residences later today informing them of the work and letting them know that there will be lane closures and parking restrictions," Fisher said.

Motorists can expect delays along Molalla Avenue and are encouraged to use the detour routes while this work takes place.

Striping of the roadway will follow at least one week after the pavement is installed, due to striping requirements on new pavement.

Fisher said the contractor is also actively working on project correction (punch list items) in order to reach final completion and end of the construction contract.

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