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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


July 27-31, 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 intermittently. 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:  Work will continue on the retaining wall north of 31st St. SW 32nd St will remain closed during signal and sidewalk construction. A signed detour is in place to guide traffic around the work area. 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.   (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: Traffic has been routed onto a diversion. Expect intermittent daytime flagger controlled single-lane closures with delays up to 20 minutes. The posted Speed Limit in the work zone is reduced to 45 MPH. Watch for construction vehicles and machinery entering and exiting the highway.
(Contact Ken Kohl, Project Manager, 541-747-1496)
US 101: Fogarty Creek Bridge Cathodic Protection (US 101, MP 125.2) Contract amount: $2.19 million
Project: This bridge preservation project will repair damaged concrete in the bridge’s pillars, spans and supports. It will also construct a cathodic protection system to inhibit corrosion in the reinforced steel.
Remarks: There will be intermittent, short-term daytime and nighttime lane closures as the work containment structure continues to be dismantled. Watch for construction equipment and trucks entering and exiting the highway.
Region 2 Durable Striping
OR99 MP108.3 to 118.3
US101 MP 90.3 to 105.6
Contract amount:
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 will be taking place along the shoulders and behind traffic control devices at the South Bypass intersection. Nighttime paving is complete on the South Bypass and 3rd Street. Final striping will be completed at the end of next week Permanent traffic signals on the South Bypass are scheduled for turn on the night of August 3rd In the meantime traffic will continue to use the temporary signal on Hwy 34 north bound and Hwy 34 east and west bound. The temporary traffic control will reduce north bound Hwy 34 down to just one lane and will reduce east bound from the bridge to just past the signal from two through-lanes to just one through-lane. The traffic control and timing of the signal has been adjusted to mitigate traffic delays. Traffic continues making right turn only on to Hwy 34 Eastbound.  The contractor continues working on the multi-use path starting near Peoria Road. The path work will be off the roadway and will have little effect on traffic. Work has started at the pedestrian bridge over Owl Creek with pile being driven last week
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 expected to begin in August and be completed by the end of the month. Expect minor delays.
  • 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. 
Work is expected to begin in September.
  • OR 34 Benton County—Replace culvert, MP 51.26. 
Work is expected to resume in August or September.
Watch for construction vehicles and machinery entering and exiting the highway.
(Contact Ken Kohl, Project Manager, 541-747-1496)
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