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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


April 14-18, 2014

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:   Maintenance of erosion control features is the only activity currently underway at the project site.   Phase 3 construction, a two-year phase of construction, will begin in late spring.  The entire project remains on-track for the placement of traffic at the end of the 2016 construction season.
US101: Beverly Beach – Alsea Bay Bridge – Oregon Coast Highway
Project Summary: US 101 will be repaved from just south of Newport to Waldport. There are two remaining parts to the project:
MP 146.9 – 153.2 (Approx. Lost Creek recreation area south through Seal Rock)
MP 154.7-155.25 (North end of the Alsea Bay Bridge extending north about a half mile)
Remarks:    Work will resume in late spring to complete the sections from MP 146.9-153.2 and MP 154.7-155.25.
US101: S.E. 23rd DR. – S.W. 35th ST. (Lincoln City) Sec.,  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: Utility contractors are on site relocating the various utilities prior to the ODOT project starting later this spring. Motorists can expect minor delays and lane closures between 7 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.
(Ray Cranston, 541-757-4154)
US101: SW3th (Lincoln City) Emergency Culvert Repair, MP 116.MP116.7
Project Summary: A routine inspection found a short section of a culvert that crosses under US 101 has failed. Because the culvert is very deep it would be very expensive and difficult to replace using traditional excavation methods. A trenchless technology called pipe bursting will be used instead. This will allow a new pipe to be installed without digging up the road and impacting traffic.
Remarks: The contractor has started work; there will be very little impact on US101. There will be some equipment and /or material staged on SW 35th,SE 35th St and Beach Ave. The work should take approximately two weeks to complete
Region 2 Curve Warning Sign Upgrades
US 26 (Sunset Hwy) MP -0.01 to MP26; OR 18 (Salmon River Hwy) MP -0.22 to MP20; OR 126W (Florence-Eugene Hwy) MP 14.37 to MP42.25; and OR 58 (Willamette Hwy) MP 13.19 to MP 69.41.
Contract Amount: $0.2 Million
Project Summary: This project replaces and updates to current standards and design, the curve warning signs for sections of multiple Region 2 highways.
Remarks: Contractor Survey for this project is expected to be done by the end of April with minimal impact to traffic. Sign installation is anticipated to start on April 28th, with completion in June. Some sign installations will require flagging and pilot car with delays of approximately 5 to 15 minutes, with both day and night work anticipated. .
(Mike Stennett, Interim Ass’t Project Manager, 541-744-8080)          

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