Fred Meyer Signal to be Operational by Mid-July

The city’s “first” traffic signal, located at Sequoia and Hazel Dell at the main entrance to the Canby Fred Meyer complex, is expected to be operation by the second week of July.

Though there are a number of stoplights in the city, they are all operated by the state (ODOT) or Clackamas County. This one, on the other hand, is the first that will be built, operated and maintained by the city of Canby.

Electrical panels and signal poles are currently being installed and tested. The loops and striping have been delayed due to weather, Zeiber said, and likely cannot be installed for another two weeks.

Though the sun has been shining in recent days, the previous foul weather has caused a backlog for most contractors. She expects the project to be fully complete by the end of next month.

Construction saw slight delays at the end of March as crews with the Eugene-based Brown Contracting waited for suitable weather to finish pouring concrete for the new sidewalks.

The $640,000 project is being funded by primarily by urban renewal dollars. Columbia Distributing, whose trucks are expected to use the intersection as their primary means of access to Highway 99E (until a new north outlet road is constructed), agreed to contribute 5 percent of the project’s costs.

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