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Juntura roadwork to start soon

The Enterprise

SALEM – Help is on the way for the Juntura Road, a byway described as a critical need for the planned expansion of a mining operation in rural Malheur County.

State officials earlier this month unveiled a partnership with local officials and EP Minerals LLC to ensure funding of the road project.

The repairs will allow EP Minerals, which employs about 150 people now, to increase production and add some 20 jobs, officials said.

The project will cost $6.7 million, and the construction is expected to begin as early . . .