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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


September 23-30, 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: 10-hour full highway closures continue. The road is closed Saturday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. The road will remain open on Friday nights. Construction of Phase 4 continues with drainage, blasting and excavation work near the west end of the project at approximately MP 16. Expect increased truck traffic on the existing U.S. 20 alignment due to material hauling and deliveries on both the east and west ends of the project. Paving work continues during daytime hours. The paving work is being done on the new alignment and should not cause any major delays to traffic on the existing U.S. 20 alignment until early October when tie-in work is completed at both ends of the project. All other work is taking place 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 minor repairs, planting, and seeding. Seeding and planting is anticipated to start this week. Expect shoulder work and minor delays.
Steven Schultz (541) 757-4158
US 101: Whale Cove Culvert Replacement (US101 MP 128.832)
Project Summary:
  • Replace two failing culverts across US 101 south of Depoe Bay
  • The contractor will use a trenchless technology install new culverts
Remarks: The contractor will be delivering equipment and start clearing for temporary access roads. A portion of the Oregon Coast Trail will be diverted onto the shoulder of the highway to avoid the work area.
Steven Schultz (541) 757-4158
US 101: south of Whale Cove (US 101 MP 131 – 136)
Project Summary:
  • Blade Patching
Remarks: Expect crews in the area on Monday, September 19, weather permitting.
US 20: near Toledo (US 20 MP 6.5)
Project Summary:
  • Blade Patching
Remarks: Expect crews in the area on Tuesday, September 20, weather permitting.
Linn County
US 20: Sheep Creek Bridge Repair (Phase 2) (U.S. 20 MP 56.46 – MP 56.81)
Project Summary:
  • Repair the bridge that has been damaged by a landslide that has been pushing against it.
Remarks: The highway is open to all traffic Minor bridge construction and roadway reconstruction will continue into October. Watch for flaggers and lane closures. Expect intermittent delays All campgrounds in the area are open.
Steven Schultz (541) 757-4158
OR 34 at Seven Mile Lane (OR 34 MP10.5 – 11.1)
Project Summary:
  • Paving
Remarks: Expect to see workers in the area. Lane closures should be expected beginning Monday, September 26 through Tuesday September 27, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. There will be a lane closed in each direction as well as closures on Seven Mile Lane.
Daineal Malone (541) 967-3919
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