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Benton, Lincoln & Linn Counties
For More Information:  Steve Schultz, Project Manager
(541) 757-4211


Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties

State Highway Construction



August 31-September 4, 2015

Lincoln County 
US 20 PME: UPRR - Eddyville (Phase 3) MP 16.29 – MP 21.88
Project Summary: The project will accomplish the following:
  • 2-3 million cubic yards of earthwork
  • Landslide mitigation including placement of more than 400 ground anchors
  • Construction of 70,000 feet of horizontal drains
  • Erosion control
  • Landscaping
Remarks: Construction of Phase 3 continues with blasting, earthwork, drainage, and erosion control. The contractor is currently estimating two blasts per week.   Rock trucks will continue hauling to both ends of the project site. Expect intermittent daytime flagging near milepost 16.5, and watch for trucks entering and exiting the highway near milepost 24 The current schedule is for work to take place 6-days a week, Monday through Saturday, 20 hours per day.   The majority of the work is taking place well away from the current US 20 highway.  
US101: S.E. 23rd DR. – S.W. 35th ST. (Lincoln City),   (U.S. 101, MP115.9 – MP116.8)
Project Summary: The project will widen US 101 with a lane in each direction and a center turn lane. It will create wider shoulders, new curb and sidewalk, a new pedestrian crossing, a new signal at 32nd St., retaining walls and landscaping.
Remarks: SE 32nd Street is closed to allow reconstruction of SE 32nd Street in the new location. Detour signs are in place directing traffic to an alternate route during the closure of SE 32nd Street. No lanes on US 101 will be closed during the day, but flaggers may be stopping traffic for short periods to let trucks and equipment on and off the road. The contractor will be paving Hwy 101 during the night and motorists should expect delays between 7:00pm and 6:30am on week nights.(Steven Schultz, 541-757-4158)
US 101: Fraser Creek Culvert (US 101, MP 104.4, between Hwy 18 Junction and Salmon River)
Contract amount: $1.378 million
Project:   The purpose of this project is to assist the US Forest Service in the restoration efforts to restore the Salmon River Estuary. This project will install a new fish passage culvert to connect Fraser Creek on the east side of US 101 with the original Fraser Creek Channel on the west side of US101 that was cut off when US 101 was constructed.
Remarks: Expect intermittent daytime flagger controlled single-lane closures with delays up to 20 minutes. Watch for construction vehicles and machinery entering and exiting the highway.
(Contact Ken Kohl, Project Manager, 541-747-1496)
Region 2 Durable Striping
OR99 MP108.3 to 118.3
US101 MP 90.3 to 105.6
Project Summary: This project will replace striping and pavement markings between Eugene and Junction City on Highway 99 and between Otis and Nestucca Bay on Highway 101.
Remarks:  Work will begin on Highway 99 in Eugene on Highway 99 between 7pm and 6am daily and will take approximately 2 weeks. After that, the contractor will work daytime on highway 101.   That section is also expected to take approximately two weeks.
[Steve Templin, Project Manager, (541) 744-8080]
Benton/Linn counties
OR 34/US 20: South Bypass to Riverside Drive (3rd Street, Van Buren Street, OR 34, and OR 34/US20-Corvallis) Contract amount: $3.38 million
Project: This project addresses congestion in East Corvallis and the South Bypass intersection with OR 34. This project will:
  • Partially rebuild and repave 3rd Street, between Jackson and Harrison
  • Add a dedicated right turn lane from 3rd Street to Van Buren Street and a dedicated bicycle lane between Jackson and Harrison
  • Add dual right turn lanes from northbound South Bypass to eastbound OR 34
  • Extend the existing multi-use path on the north side of OR 34 to the west and the east.
Remarks: Intermittent electrical work along the road of both the South Bypass intersection and third street traffic signal. The contractor continues working on the multi-use path starting near Peoria Road. A tentative date for paving the bike path has been set for September 2nd. The path work will be off the roadway and will have little effect on traffic.  
Region 2 Culverts (U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway) MP 39.66, MP 121.35, MP 189, OR 34 (Alsea Highway) MP 51.26) Contract amount: $2.841 million
Project: This project will rehabilitate or replace culverts and/or storm drains at four locations in Tillamook, Lane, Lincoln and Benton counties.
  • U.S. 101 Tillamook County—Rehabilitate culvert, MP 39.66. 
Work is complete.
  • U.S. 101 Lincoln County—Replace culvert, MP 121.35. 
Work is complete. 
  • U.S. 101 Lane County (Florence) — Rehabilitate storm drain, MP 189.  Project will replace storm drain in Quince Street north of 10th and in the northbound lanes of US101 from 12th to 28th. 
Contractor will be installing construction signing.
  • OR 34 Benton County—Replace culvert, MP 51.26. 
            Expect a single lane restriction with a flagger controlling traffic during daytime hours.
Watch for construction vehicles and machinery entering and exiting the highway.
(Contact Ken Kohl, Project Manager, 541-747-1496)
US20: Sheep Creek Bridge Repair (Phase 1) (US20, MP 56.64), Contract amount: $770,000
Project: This project will attempt to mitigate landslide movement toward the eastern bridge abutment of the Sheep Creek Bridge on US20, located approximately 25 miles east of Sweet Home.   The project consists of installing a 50 ft deep underground steel pile wall uphill of the abutment.
  • Prebored steel pile installation will start August 28 and continue through October.
  • Traffic delays will be less than 20 minutes but occasional delays of 45 minutes possible. 24-hour advance notification will be provided when delays are expected to be longer than 20 minutes.
Watch for construction vehicles and machinery entering and exiting the highway.
(Contact Jay Davenport, Assistant Project Manager, 541-388-6383)
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