by: JEFF MCDONALD  - Crews from R&R Tree Service of Salem clear shrubs along the Newberg Highway Wednesday as part of the Woodburn Interchange Project. The work is expected to continue through Sept. 16. Crews from Salem-based R& R Tree Service remove trees and shrubs and erect temporary fencing along the Woodburn Interchange Project area Thursday.

The work, which started Monday and will take two weeks, will allow utility relocation work to continue in areas east and west of Interstate 5 where right-of-way acquisition has been completed, according to the city of Woodburn.

The city has a contract with R&R to perform the clearing and grubbing work along the highway between Willow Avenue and Broughton Way. The work is divided into east and west projects, according to the city. Work also includes the installation of a temporary fence, which will protect residential properties from upcoming construction activities.

Sound walls are slated to be constructed on the north side of the Newberg Highway next year, according to the city.

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