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

Lane County State Highway Construction

July 14-18, 2014

I-5 Willamette River Bridge – Bundle 220
(I-5 milepost 192.8 in Eugene/Springfield)
Project summary: Replace the Interstate 5 Bridge over the Willamette River between Eugene and Springfield. Contractors have completed construction of the new bridges. The Patterson Slough Bridges are also complete. Construction continues on the bike-ped viaduct along Franklin Boulevard, as does landscaping in parks adjacent to the project.
Southbound I-5 and the Franklin Boulevard on-ramp (milepost 192.8): No work is planned this week.
Northbound I-5 at the Franklin Boulevard exit (milepost 192.8): No work is planned this week. 
Laurel Hill Valley Neighborhood: No work is planned this week.  
Franklin Boulevard under I-5: Watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the work zone at Jenkins Drive.
Pedestrians and bicyclists: The sidewalk on the south side of Franklin Boulevard to be closed due to adjacent construction. Use the new crosswalk east of Jenkins Drive to access the new viaduct path on the north side of Franklin Boulevard.
Interstate 5 (between mileposts 192.0 and 193.5): No work is planned this week.
Alton Baker Park and Whilamut Natural Area users: Bicycle-pedestrian path access south of Franklin Boulevard has shifted to a new viaduct path on the north side of Franklin Boulevard, via a new signalized crosswalk east of Jenkins Drive. Bicycle and pedestrian access on the south side of Franklin Boulevard is closed.
Watch for workers, equipment and construction activities on North Walnut Road near the Whilamut Passage Bridges. Proceed with caution in the work zone.
Paths on the south bank under the Canoe Canal bridges are closed. Watch for detour signs directing park users to alternate routes. Watch for workers, equipment and construction activities on paths near Canoe Canal; please proceed with caution in and around the work zone.
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: Traffic has been shifted onto the new Beltline Bridge in a new temporary alignment which will allow the remainder of the old bridge to be demolished.  
The onramp to SB I-5 from WB beltline will be closed from 9am Monday 7/14 through Wednesday morning 7/16, then again overnight on Wednesday and Thursday to allow for the switchover to the new onramp.
Rolling slowdowns will take place on I-5 SB Monday and Tuesday nights from 11pm to 5am each night to allow new bridge girders to be placed. Then on Wednesday and Thursday nights, expect rolling slowdowns on NB I-5 during this same timeframe. Ramp traffic will be controlled by flaggers during these slowdowns.
A speed limit reduction to 35 MPH is now in effect on Beltline. A speed limit reduction to 50 MPH is now in effect for I-5 through the construction zone.   Most work will be happening behind barrier. 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: There will only be limited activity on the project this season to prepare the roadway for the 2014-15 winter. 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)

OR 58: Pheasant Lane - Dexter
OR 58 Willamette Highway
Contract amount: $2.6 million.
Project Summary: This is a pavement preservation project that will replace the deteriorating surfacings in this section. There is also a section of total surfacing replacement that will require around the clock flagging.
Remarks: The Contractor will continue working on the full rebuild section between mileposts 10 and 11, with 24 hour flagging for the next 2 to 4 weeks. Paving and other work outside of the rebuild area will occur Sunday through Thursday with weeknight lane closures usually limited to the hours of 7PM to 7AM.  Please watch for flaggers and trucks entering and leaving the work area, as well as abrupt edges.  
(Chuck Lemos, Proj. Mgr, 541-744-8080; Mike Stennett, Asst. PM 541-736-2844)
OR 58: M.P 51.6 Slide Repair
OR 58 Willamette Highway
Contract amount: $0.5 million.
Project Summary: This project installs a retaining wall and rip rap slope to repair a embankment failure along Salt Cr. The project requires that part of the east bound lane be excavated to build the wall structure.
Remarks: The pavement replacement is complete and striping will take place in the near future. Please watch for flaggers and trucks entering and leaving the work area.   .  
(Chuck Lemos, Project Manager, 541-744-8080)

US 101: Big Creek Bridge Cathodic Protection
US 101, MP 175, Lane County; Contract amount: $1.7 million
Project Summary:   This project will construct a new cathodic protection system to protect the bridge from the harsh coastal environment and extend its useful life.
The concrete surface of the structure will be sprayed with a sacrificial carbon based coating so that the steel reinforcements do not corrode. The cathodic protection system consists of the carbon based coating and an electrical system on a low voltage impressed current.
Remarks:   Expect intermittent single lane closures controlled by flaggers when the contractor is working.   Delays will average 10-15 minutes with a maximum of 20 minutes.
(Steve Templin, Assistant 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 the end of the year.
Remarks : Watch for intermittent lane closures through the work zone between Sunday night and Friday afternoon until the end of
July. The Exit 170 (south Cottage Grove) southbound on-ramp is closed until the end of July. All ramps at Exit 174 (Cottage Grove)
remain open. From July 21 to July 31, watch for intermittent southbound ramp closures at Exit 163 (Curtin) and Exit 162
(Drain/Oregon 38 junction) due to paving work. All northbound ramps in the construction zone will remain open. Watch for
congestion and delays at peak travel times. 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)