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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, Lincoln and Polk Counties
State Highway Construction
April 24 - 28, 2017
Lincoln County
U.S. 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: Highway closures are now complete, with traffic running on the new alignment. Traffic will remain on the current temporary alignment on the west end of the project until late next summer. Over the winter periodic work will continue throughout the project on drainage, planting, erosion control, and miscellaneous cleanup work. If weather permits, work will continue on the excavation, drainage and blasting on the west end of the project. Occasional flagging to may be necessary, expect minor delays.
Steven Schultz (541) 757-4158
U.S. 101@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 minor repairs. Minor repair work will be taking place later in the spring. No delays are expected at this time.
Steven Schultz (541) 757-4158
Benton County
OR99W: Lake Slough Bridge Replacement (OR 99W MP103.50 – 103.76)
Project Summary:
  • Replace the existing bridge that dates back to 1919. The new bridge will be wider and longer than the current one.
  • Install new guardrail, drainage features, and landscaping.
Remarks: The contractor has completed removing trees and is now installing drainage culverts under local driveways. A temporary traffic signal is being installed and will be turned on in the next several weeks. Drivers can expect minor delays and flaggers. The project is scheduled to be complete in November 2017.
Steven Schultz (541)757-4158
Linn/Benton County
Region 2 Bridge Joint Replacement (Various Highways)
Project Summary:
  • Replace failing bridge joints at nine bridges on various highways including I-5, U.S. 20, and OR 34.
Remarks: The contractor will work at various locations as weather permits. Drivers can expect single lane closures and minor delays. The project is scheduled to be complete in May 2017.
Steven Schultz (541)757-4158
Rail Crossing Improvements Project (UPRR) (Linn County) (OR 99E MP 6.86 – MP 22.38)
Project Summary:
  • Install pipes and guardrail
  • Widen roads
  • Install permanent striping and signing
Remarks: Work will be taking place in five different locations including Griffith Drive, Pugh Dairy Dr., “C” street (Halsey), Oak Plain Dr., and Twin Buttes Dr. Flagging will be needed in all locations, expect minor delays. Traffic on 99E will only be affected at MP22.38 (Twin Buttes Dr.). The project is scheduled to be complete by June 30, 2017.
Steven Schultz (541)757-4158
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