Fern Ridge-Tribune News
Sweet Lorane Community News
September 16, 2021
By Pat Edwards
Big preparations are underway for the wedding on Saturday of our grandson, Kevin Stevens and his fiance, Jazmine Bangs, this week. My contribution will be the making of enough of my signature potato salad to feed everyone. Despite the fact that it’s an outdoor wedding and much-needed rain is predicted for Saturday, we’re going full-steam ahead with the preparations. Both Kev and Jazmine are being wonderful sports about their predicted damp event, but I keep reminding them that we’ll all be making memories on their special day.
I want to update all who either travel to, or through, Lorane of the progress that has been made on the Stony Point construction project on Territorial Highway this week. The laying of blacktop has almost been completed and as soon as guard rails are installed, we should be able to travel on the new surface without traffic lights or flaggers.
Becky Taylor, the Senior Transportation Planner for the Lane County Public Works Department sent out this short update last week:
“Paving is occurring on the new road alignment at Stony Point. This is a huge milestone for the project and signals that we are nearing the end of construction. We anticipate that construction will be completed in November.
“There is one remaining section of single-lane-gravel-travel on the north end of the project area where the temporary traffic signals will continue to be used. The traffic signal phases will be significantly be shorter and it will take less time to travel through the construction area.
“Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated! We continue to share our project updates through our project newsletter. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.”
Anyone who has had to travel that section of road in the past year, will know what a relief it is to finally be able to reach this point. It’s been a long-haul, but I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been working long hours to get this competed before the end of the year.
Thank you, Becky, Sasha, and the whole construction crew. Your work is much appreciated.