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
Remarks: Construction of Phase 3 continues with brush clearing, drainage work, earthwork, ground anchor installation, and mobilization of heavy equipment. Blasting has also started. Approximately one blast per week is currently scheduled. The majority of the work will take place well away from the current US 20 highway. Watch for flaggers on the roadway that are facilitating trucks entering and leaving the roadway.
US101: Beverly Beach – Alsea Bay Bridge – Oregon Coast Highway
Project Summary: US 101 will be repaved from just south of Newport to Waldport. There are two remaining parts to the project:
MP 146.9 – 153.2 (Approx. Lost Creek recreation area south through Seal Rock)
MP 154.7-155.25 (North end of the Alsea Bay Bridge extending north about a half mile)
Remarks: The contractor will be paving the section from MP 146.9-153.2. The project is anticipated to be completed by July 31st.The paving will be done at night between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Flaggers and pilot cars will be controlling traffic in the work zone. 5 to 15 minute delays should be expected.
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 is working to install retaining walls and build the large pipe crossing US 101 near 29th St. They will be installing pipe and building the roadway embankment on the new 32nd St alignment east of US101. Traffic on US 101 is on a temporary alignment while the contractor installs half of the Baldy Creek culvert across the highway near SW 29th St.
32nd St west of US 101 will be closed between Coast Ave and US101 starting Monday July 21st to replace a sewer line. A signed detour 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 to let trucks and equipment on and off the road. Nighttime lane closures should be expected between 7 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.
(Ray Cranston, 541-757-4154)