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Hwy. 99 work slated from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

There are digital traffic screens warning about highway work slated this week just north of Rogue River on Highway 99. But they don't say what are they going to be doing. Will the highway be closed to through traffic? Can you give us any details?

— Lynne S., Rogue River

The Oregon Department of Transportation has had two signs up warning the public that work would commence Monday evening on Rogue River Highway just north of the Depot Street Bridge in Rogue River, Lynne.

According to ODOT spokesman Gary Leaming, the four-day project began Monday night and will last until Thursday. The good news is the project will not disrupt daytime travelers because the work is scheduled to occur from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. each day.

Drivers during those hours are advised to expect delays and watch for single-lane traffic, which will be controlled by flaggers as contractors work to install a waterline across the highway.

The line is being installed as part of a $4.4 million construction project. Radio Design Group Inc., a company that designs communication equipment for the military, is building a 22,000-square-foot complex that will serve as the company's headquarters, engineering design office and manufacturing center for its electronic products designed in-house.

The company broke ground on the site on April 20, when Radio Design's president, Jim Hendershot, explained that the company chose the site in Rogue River in part because of a five-year property tax exemption for "highly compensated" jobs, jobs that pay 150 percent of the Jackson County average.

Construction is set to finish next summer.

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