Transportation department gears up for sidewalk, curb renovation project in Malheur County

Oregon Transportation Department contractors work on a sidewalk upgrade in Enterprise in 2020. Crews will begin a similar effort in Vale beginning next week. (Photo courtesy of the state Transportation Department).

VALE – The state Transportation Department will start a project next week in Vale to install new sidewalk curb ramps.

The project is expected to construct or upgrade more than 200 ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

Crews will begin putting up traffic signs beginning Monday with construction to begin soon after, said Tom Strandberg, public information officer for the Transportation Department.

Later this year, the Transportation Department will undertake a similar project in Nyssa, Strandberg said.

The work in Vale will be focused on U.S. Highway 26 and Ellsworth Street before moving to U.S. Highway 20 between . . .