Construction on two safety projects to provide a traffic signal and crosswalks at the River Street-Highway 199 intersection in Cave Junction is slated to begin July 5, according to an Oregon Department of Transportation news release.

Construction on two safety projects to provide a traffic signal and crosswalks at the River Street-Highway 199 intersection in Cave Junction is slated to begin July 5, according to an Oregon Department of Transportation news release.

The projects will cost $541,000.

The signal will include a short turn median to accommodate left turn lanes.

Business access will remain open during construction, with blue 'Business Access' signs to show where the entrances are.

A mid-block crosswalk with pedestrian-activated beacons will also be installed between Taylor's Country Store and Dairy Queen.

City recorder Ryan Nolan said both projects have been a priority for about a decade.