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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


February 23-27, 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 ground anchor installation and erosion control. Rock trucks will continue intermittently. Flaggers will facilitate trucks entering and leaving the project, which will result in occasional momentary delays. The majority of the work is taking place well away from the current US 20 highway.
US 20 PME: UPRR - Eddyville (Phase 3A) MP 25.82
Project Summary: The project will accomplish the following:
  • Remove 110,000 cubic yards of fill from a property at      the end of Brush Trail Road
  • Erosion control
Remarks:       Construction on the Phase 3A is finished for the season. Excavation work will continue in the spring. The majority of the work will take place well away from the 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 willwiden 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: ODOT’s contractor will continue work on installing storm drain pipes throughout the project. Work will continue on a retaining walls north of 27th St next to Baldy Creek, and the retaining wall on the south side of 32nd, west of US101. Night work will   continue for approximately two weeks. At night there will be lane closures and delays up to 20 minutes. The first phase of the Nelscott reconstruction will begin with rebuilding island between US101 and the business strip. Traffic on US101 has been shifted to the east by eliminating the center turn lane to give the contractor room to work. Parking next to the island will be eliminated during construction Additional parking is available in the parking lots on 32nd St and 35th St. During the day, travelers can expect minor delays and increased traffic in the work zone. 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: Frasier 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: 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: The Contractor will continue to mobilize equipment. Watch for single lane restrictions that may create delays of no more than twenty minutes. The contractor will be assembling the enclosure. Watch for construction equipment and trucks entering and exiting the highway.
Linn County
I-5: Median Cable Barrier
(Interstate 5: MP 185 to 186, MP 209 to 238, MP 240 to 242 and MP 244 to 246)
Contract amount: $3.92M
Project Summary: This project will add cable barrier and some additional guardrail in the median in locations between Salem and Eugene, as well as a short section between Creswell and Goshen. When complete, this work will help prevent median cross-over accidents through these sections of I-5.
Remarks: The contractor will be finishing up between MP 225 to 229 this week, with a second work zone with single lane closures between MP 234 & 238 by Tuesday night. During construction, expect single lane restrictions with a 50 mph work zone speed reduction, Sunday nights from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., then 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Shoulder closures will occur 24 hours per day. Watch for intermittent work zones within the project limits and trucks entering and leaving the work area.  
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: Construction activity will increase this week. The contractor will be clearing trees and brush on OR34, where the bike path will be built. There will be nighttime construction in downtown Corvallis.  Travelers can expect lane closures. Business accesses will be marked with blue business access signs or cones.
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 expected to begin early July and be completed mid-July. Expect minor delays. 
  • U.S. 101 Lincoln      County—Replace culvert, MP 121.35. 
Work expected to begin early July and be completed mid-July. 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 expected to begin April and be completed in May.
  • OR 34 Benton County—Replace      culvert, MP 51.26. 
No work is planned this week.
Watch for construction vehicles and machinery entering and exiting the highway.
(Contact Ken Kohl, Project Manager, 541-747-1496)  
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