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The US 20 Project (US20 PME: UPRR to Eddyville)

What's New - Phase 4

Here's what's happening to finish the U.S. 20 Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville Project.

Take a look at a presentation on the project: U.S.20 Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville 

 

Planning Your Travel 

Construction is scheduled to begin June 1, 2016, on the west end curve portion of the Pioneer Mountain - Eddyville project.

You will be able to travel through the construction area this summer, but take some time to plan your trip in advance based on the expected closure times outlined below. The exact closure schedule won't be set until a contractor is on board in late May. This schedule will be updated then. Check TripCheck.com for the latest information and sign up for Twitter updates @TripCheckUS20A .

General Schedule
Open for
General Travel
Open for
Emergency Vehicles
Some 20 minute closures occurring
 
June 1 – 16
22 hours a day
(Closed one,two hour block during the day)
 
24 hours a day
 
Yes
 
June 17 – July 15
22 hours a day
(Closed one,  two hour block during the day)
23 hours a day
(Closed one hour for blasting – with notification)
 
Yes
 
 
July 16 – October 31
 14 hours a day
(Closed 10 hours per night – open Friday nights)
 23 hours a day
(Closed one hour for blasting – with notification)
 
Yes
Planning Closure Schedule
Two hour closure
Ten hour closures
20 minute closures
June 1 – 16
Preannounced weekly sometime between
9 am and 2 pm
 
none
 
Yes
June 17 – July 15
Preannounced weekly sometime between
6:30 am and 8 pm
 
none
 
Yes
July 16 – August 31
none
6:30 pm to 4:30 am
Yes
 
September 1 – 5
none
6:00 pm to 4:00 am
Yes
September 6 – 15
none
6:00 pm to 4:00 am
Yes

 

There are two detour routes: OR 34 through Waldport and OR 18/ OR 22 through Lincoln City. Message boards will be placed on Interstate 5, U.S. 101, and at points along U.S. 20 with current road status and schedules.

The overnight closure times are planned to allow blasting during the last two hours of daylight. Crews will then work through the night and the road will be open to travel during the day.

       Things to see  along your journey.       MP 17-2.JPG

                                                                                                                                                Find this piece of Oregon history near milepost 17.2,
                                                                                                                                                          behind the big fir tree to the south.
 

Project Overview  

 
 
 
 
 
The US 20 Project (US 20 PME:  UPRR-Eddyville) will complete a new, 5.5 mile segment of US 20 in Lincoln County.  
 
 
The project will  replace a ten mile segment of old US 20 that has narrow lanes and hairpin curves, with a 5.5 mile segment that will be straighter, with wide shoulders and miles of passing lanes.
 
Construction on the project began in 2005 when the project was a Design-Build project.
 
In 2012, ODOT took over the project and began the task of completing the project in phases.
 
Learn more about the project's history.
 
 
The size of the project and the scope of the project components are mind boggling.  Get an idea by reading these fun facts.
 
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  Contacts

Project Manager:  Steve Schultz, 541-757-4211 or email at:   Steven.Schultz@odot.state.or.us.

Project Leader:  Jerry Wolcott, 541-757-4164 or email at:  Jerry.O.WOLCOTT@odot.state.or.us

ODOT Public Information Officer:  Angela Beers Seydel, 541-726-2442 or email at:  Angela.Beers-Seydel@odot.state.or.us