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Lane County

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

Lane County State Highway Construction

November 17-21, 2014
I-5 Beltline Interchange – Unit 3
Project Summary:   This project will rebuild the interchange at Interstate 5 and Randy Pape’ Beltline Highway to meet modern design and safety standards. State funds from the Jobs and Transportation Act will build: 
  • A new I-5 southbound to westbound Beltline off-ramp.
  • A new I-5 southbound to eastbound Beltline off-ramp.
  • A new westbound Beltline to southbound I-5 on-ramp
  • A new Beltline Bridge over I-5
  • Grade and base construction and structures for a new multi-use path to connect south of the interchange to north of the interchange. The path will open upon completion of Unit 4 scheduled to be constructed in 2016.
This is a two year project. Construction of Unit 3 is scheduled to be completed by November 2014.
Remarks:   The project is expected to be substantially complete and the contractor is picking up traffic control devices from the roadway. The permanent traffic signal at the off-ramp from I5 to Beltline has been activated.
A speed limit reduction to 35 MPH is no longer in effect on Beltline. The speed reduction on I-5 through work zone has been lifted, however, please continue to use caution and look for periodic lane closures and trucks entering and exiting the highway.
(Steve Templin, Assistant Project Manager, 541-744-8080)
OR 58: Salt Creek Tunnel and Half Viaduct
OR 58 (Willamette Hwy) Milepost 56 Contract amount: $9.4 Million.
Project Summary: Built in 1939, the tunnel needs serious repair and the adjacent west half viaduct and the three east viaducts are failing and need to be replaced. The OR 58: Salt Creek Tunnel and Half-Viaduct project will:
  • Replace the half viaduct west of the tunnel
  • Replace the three half viaducts east of the tunnel
  • Repair the tunnel liner –Completed-
  • Lower the tunnel floor –Completed-    
Remarks: Work is expected to resume under a new Contract in 2015.  Check the project website www.58tunnel.com and www.Tripcheck.com for project information and closure information.
(Chuck Lemos, Project Manager, 541-744-8080)
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:  I-5 traffic is limited to one lane in each direction south of Cottage Grove (milepost 168-170) until mid-November. Watch for intermittent lane closures elsewhere in the work zone (milepost 162-168).
Watch for intermittent nighttime ramp closures and brief daytime ramp closures at Exit 162 (Drain/Oregon 38 junction) and Exit 163 (Curtin). Flaggers will provide traffic control as necessary and daytime delays will be less than 20 minutes. Watch for construction signage and message boards.
The Exit 170 (south Cottage Grove) northbound off-ramp is closed until mid-November. Motorists should use alternate routes. All ramps at Exit 174 (Cottage Grove) will be open.
Northbound I-5 motorists should expect congestion and delays through the work zone between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, Sunday, Nov. 16.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available. 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. The risk to the highway is high if these repairs are not made because there is no detour route available should the roadway fail.
Remarks: Much of the work will be conducted Monday through Friday, during daytime hours. However some weekend work may occur.
During construction, traffic will be reduced to a single lane and controlled by flaggers or a pilot car. Motorists should plan on delays of up to 20 minutes.
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. Watch for intermittent work zones within the project limits.