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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


November 24-December 5, 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 ground anchor installation and erosion control. Rock trucks will continue intermittently. Logs will be hauled from the west end of the project to Pioneer Loop during the winter. 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) 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.

ODOT’s contractor will be working on new storm drain facilities in the 29th St. area, and between 31st St and 32nd St on the west side of the highway. Work will continue 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. The south bound left turn lane onto 32nd St.was eliminated,this is necessary to install a large drainage pipe.   A signed detour for 29th St will direct traffic around the work area.. 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)
US 101: Frasier Creek Culvert (US 101, MP 104.4, between Tillamook Bay and Lincoln City) 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: The contractor will be mobilizing and constructing the roadbed for a bypass detour lane. Construction activity will end in December and resume again in March, 2015. Watch for construction vehicles and machinery entering and exiting the highway. Beginning in May, 2015, the detour will carry all traffic on US 101 at this location until mid-July.
(Contact Brad Larsen, OBEC Project Manager, 541-762-2108)
Linn County
I-5: Median Cable Barrier Sec.
(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: During construction, traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction of I-5, Sunday nights from 9PM to 5:30AM, then 7:30PM to 5:30AM Monday through Thursday.
Shoulder work will begin the week of November 24 but no work will occur over the Thanksgiving   holiday. Lane closures will start Monday night of the 1st week of December.
Watch for intermittent work zones within the project limits and trucks entering and leaving the work area.  
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