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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 and Lincoln Counties

State Highway Construction


July 29- August 5, 2016
Lincoln County
US 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: Construction of Phase 4 continues with drainage, blasting and excavation work near the west end of the project at approximately MP 16. Expect periodic flagging with minor delays of up to 20 minutes. Expect increased truck traffic on the existing U.S. 20 due to material hauling and deliveries on both the East and West ends of the project. Material hauling hours will increase near MP 16 to 12-14 hours per day. Expect heavy truck traffic from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Night paving work on the east end of the project near milepost 24 has begun. Paving work is being done on the new alignment and should not cause any delays to traffic on the existing U.S. 20 alignment until September or early October. Daytime guardrail replacement work will take place on the east end of the project beginning on August 1. Lane closures with flagging will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for several days. Expect minor delays. All other work is taking place well away from the existing U.S. 20 alignment.
Steven Schultz (541) 757-4158
US101@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 permanent signs, planting, and seeding. Permanent sign work will be taking place during the day. Occasional flagging may be necessary, expect minor delays. Seeding and planting work will not begin until September. NE East Devils Lake Road is open at all times.
Linn County
US 20: Sheep Creek Bridge Repair (Phase 2) (U.S. 20 MP56.46 – MP56.81)
Project Summary:
  • Repair the bridge that has been damaged by a landslide that has been pushing against it.
  • The highway will be closed for approximately eight weeks, starting August 2.  
Remarks: The highway will be closed to all traffic on Tuesday, August 2. Bridge demolition and roadway excavation will begin Wednesday, August 3. Please follow the signs for the alternate routes using OR 22 or OR 126. Watch for flaggers and increased truck traffic in the area. All campgrounds remain open.
Steven Schultz (541) 757-4158
OR 34 at Seven Mile Lane (OR34 MP10.5 – 11.1)
Project Summary: This Linn County project will construct a new signal at the OR34 and Seven Mile Lane intersection.
Remarks: Expect to see workers in the area. Beginning in September, lane closures should be expected throughout the day Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The project is scheduled to be completed in November.
Daineal Malone (541) 967-3919
OR 228: Halsey to Brownsville
Project Summary:
  • Apply chip seal to section of Highway 228 between Halsey and Brownsville, beginning August 1
  • Apply fog seal  
Remarks: Expect alternating lane closures in the area.
Del Webb (541) 967-2194
OR 34
Project Summary:
  • Apply chip seal to section of OR 34 beginning at milepost 1.75
Remarks: The chip seal project on OR 34 is scheduled to begin directly after completion of the chip seal/fog seal work on OR 228 between Halsey and Brownsville. Expect alternating lane closures in the area.
Del Webb (541) 967-2194
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