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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


October 20-24, 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: Construction of Phase 3 continues with earthwork, ground anchor installation, and erosion control. Blasting and rock delivery is finished for the season. The majority of the work is taking place well away from the current US 20 highway. Watch for flaggers on the roadway who are facilitating trucks entering and leaving the roadway.
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 project is continuing with excavation and erosion control activities. The majority of the work will take place well away from the US 20 highway. Flaggers are being used facilitate truck traffic entering and leaving Brush Trail Road from US20. Watch for flaggers at this intersection. Also, watch for truck traffic while using Brush Trail Road.  
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:   ODOT’s contractor will be working on new storm drain facilities in the 29th St. area. Work will be starting on a retaining wall north of 27th St next to Baldy Creek. Work will continue on the retaining wall on the south side of 32nd, west of US101. 32nd Street will remain open and 29th Street will be closed. A signed detour for 29th St will direct traffic around the work area. Planting and seeding to prevent erosion will be done at the ends of the pipes on US 101 and on 32nd St. and other areas where the earth work is completed. Other erosion control measures are in place throughout the project. Motorists 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 in the morning to let trucks and equipment on and off the road.   (Ray Cranston, 541-757-4154)
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