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Benton, Lincoln & Linn Counties
For More Information:  Steve Schultz, Project Manager
(541) 757-4211
ODOT PIO Angela Beers Seydel 541-726-2442
Email:  angela.beers-seydel@odot.state.or.us

Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Polk Counties
State Highway Construction
May 29 – June 2, 2017
Lincoln County
U.S. 20 PME: UPRR – Eddyville (Phase 4) (U.S. 20 MP 15.78 – MP 31.48)
Project Summary:
  • Construction of landslide mitigation and geotechnical features
  • Over 350,000 cubic yards of earthwork
  • Construction of roadbed, aggregate base and asphalt concrete pavement
  • Installation of drainage, guard rail, striping, and signing
  • Installation of a wildlife crossing culvert under the new roadbed
  • Erosion control
  • Landscaping
  • Re-routing public traffic onto the new alignment
Remarks: Full highway closures are now complete, with traffic running on the new alignment. Traffic will remain on the current temporary alignment on the west end of the project until late this summer. Work has resumed on the west end of the project. Most of the work will be off of the roadway and should not affect traffic, however occasional flagging to may be necessary, expect minor delays. Beginning on June 1, the road will be restricted to one lane with 24 hour flagging for approximately two weeks. During this time expect delays of up to 20 minutes.
Steven Schultz (541) 757-4158
U.S. 101@NE East Devils Lake RD (U.S.101 MP111.0 – MP111.6)
Project Summary:
  • Add a left turn lane on U.S. 101 at NE East Devils Lake Rd
  • Create wider shoulders and improve sight distance in an effort the reduce crashes
Remarks: All work is now complete except for minor repairs. Minor repair work will be taking place over the next several weeks. Expect minor delays of up to 20 minutes.
Steven Schultz (541) 757-4158
OR 34 Alsea Highway Paving Project (OR 34 MP 45 – 49)
Project Summary:
  • Asphalt overlay project
Remarks: Traffic will be controlled by flaggers. Drivers can expect 15 minute delays. Project is scheduled to be completed on June 2, weather permitting.
Brian Morey (541) 757-4112
Benton County
OR99W: Lake Slough Bridge Replacement (OR 99W MP103.50 – 103.76)
Project Summary:
  • Replace the existing bridge that dates back to 1919. The new bridge will be wider and longer than the current one
  • Install new guardrail, drainage features, and landscaping
Remarks: A temporary traffic signal will be activated on May 30 and will run continuously for the next several months. Staged demolition and reconstruction of the bridge will begin once the signal is turned on. Drivers can expect minor delays. The project is scheduled to be complete in November 2017.
Steven Schultz (541)757-4158
Linn County
US20 Albany – Highway Improvements Associated with New Fire House   (Downtown Albany  MP 10.82 – 10.91)
  • Reconstruct curbs
  • Reconstruct sidewalk & sidewalk ramps
  • Remove Fire Signals
  • New marked crosswalks
Remarks: Work to start with waterlines installations, which will have short term lane closures. When work on the east side is underway, two lanes of traffic are proposed to be maintained by shifting traffic through the work zone. 
Duane James Liner (541) 757-4140
Linn/Benton County
Region 2 Bridge Joint Replacement (Various Highways)
Project Summary:
  • Replace failing bridge joints at nine bridges on various highways including I-5, U.S. 20, and OR 34
Remarks: The contractor will work at various locations as weather permits. Drivers can expect single lane closures and minor delays. The project is scheduled to be complete in June 2017.
Steven Schultz (541)757-4158
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