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Lane County

For More Information: Rick Little, Public Information Officer
(541) 726-2442

Lane County State Highway Construction

This is a two-week report

March 31-April 3 and April 6-10, 2015
OR 58: Salt Creek Half Viaducts Phase 2
OR 58 (Willamette Hwy) Milepost 56  
Project Summary: This project will complete an earlier project, originally designed to lower the tunnel floor, repair the tunnel liner, and rebuild four half viaducts. The original project was partially completed in 2012 and 2013.
This project will complete construction of two half viaducts and other remaining items from the original project, along with newly added items.
Remarks: The contractor will begin mobilizing equipment. Watch for construction vehicles and machinery entering and exiting the highway.
Construction is planned during 2015 with the final paving of the tunnel approaches scheduled for 2016.
The week of 3/30/15 traffic will be restricted to a single lane of travel during day shift hours, controlled by flaggers and pilot cars,. As early as Thursday 4/2/15 concrete barrier will be placed along centerline and traffic will be restricted to a single travel lane, controlled by 24 hr. flagging and a pilot car for the remainder of the project.
Check the project website www.58tunnel.org and www.Tripcheck.com for project information and closure information.
(Karl Wieseke, Assistant Project Manager, (541) 517-3934)
OR99: Roosevelt – Garfield Bike/Ped Path (MP 121.14-122.25)
Contract amount: $3.34M
Project Summary: This provides a continuous pedestrian path between Garfield and Roosevelt on Hwy 99 including a new bike/ped bridge over the railroad tracks near Roosevelt.
Remarks: Work has begun off the roadway with no impacts to traffic – look for vehicles entering and exiting the work areas.
Interstate 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 162-170, Martin Creek-Anlauf Paving ($18.5 million)
Project Summary: This project will repair or replace much of the concrete road surface between south Cottage Grove (Exit 170) and the Oregon 38 junction. Construction is expected to continue until spring of 2015.
Remarks:  After a three-month winter hiatus, construction on this project will resume in early April. Although most construction has been completed, the contractor still has some bridge work, corrective work, concrete repairs and striping to complete. Between April 6 and May 21, I-5 will be limited to one lane in each direction through most of the project area (milepost 162-170). All interchange ramps will remain open. Motorists should expect delays during peak travel times. Watch for workers on the side of the road and for construction vehicles entering and exiting the travel lanes.
Motorists should watch for roadside message boards or visit www.tripcheck.com for the latest road and travel information. 
(Dan Latham, ODOT Public Affairs, 541-957-3601)
US 101: Bray’s Point to Sutton Lake Road (US 101 at mileposts 170.23, 177.54, & 183.05) Contract amount: $992,000
Project Summary: This project will repair landslide damage, slope failures and a retaining wall at three separate locations on US 101, north of Florence.
Remarks: A traffic signal is controlling a single lane of travel on US 101 at MP 177, 12 miles north of Florence. Expect short delays at this location.
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: Work will continue between MP 233 and 236, followed by work between MP 240 and 242 that will be done concurrently with construction between MP 185 and 186 between Creswell and Goshen. During construction, expect single lane restrictions with a 50 mph work zone speed reduction, Sunday nights from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., then 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Shoulder closures will occur 24 hours per day. Watch for intermittent work zones within the project limits and trucks entering and leaving the work area.                  
Region 2 Culverts (U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway) MP 39.66, MP 121.35, MP 189, OR 34 (Alsea Highway) MP 51.26) Contract amount: $2.841 million
Project: This project will rehabilitate or replace culverts and/or storm drains at four locations in Tillamook, Lane, Lincoln and Benton counties.
  • U.S. 101 Tillamook      County—Rehabilitate culvert, MP 39.66. 
Work expected to begin early July and be completed mid-July. Expect minor delays. 
  • U.S. 101 Lincoln      County—Replace culvert, MP 121.35. 
Work expected to begin early July and be completed mid-July. Expect minor delays.
  • U.S. 101 Lane County      (Florence) — Rehabilitate storm drain, MP 189.  Project will replace      storm drain in Quince Street north of 10th and in the      northbound lanes of US101 from 12th to 28th. 
Work expected to begin September and be completed in October.
  • OR 34 Benton      County—Replace culvert, MP 51.26. 
Expect a single lane restriction with a flagger controlling traffic during daytime hours.
Beginning next week, there will be 24 hour flagging at the location, with delays of no more than 20 minutes.
Watch for construction vehicles and machinery entering and exiting the highway.
(Contact Ken Kohl, Project Manager, 541-747-1496)