August 18-22, 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 freeway bridges. Construction is complete on the bike-ped viaduct along Franklin Boulevard. The Patterson Slough Bridges are also complete.
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 is closed due to adjacent business 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. Expect flaggers at Canoe Canal; please follow all flagger directions. 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 may be closed weeknights from 8pm to 5:30 am
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 surfaces in this section. A section of total surface replacement required around the clock flagging.
Remarks: Paving and other work activities will occur Sunday through Thursday with weeknight lane closures usually limited to the hours of 7PM to 7AM. Delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected. Please watch for flaggers and trucks entering and leaving the work area, as well as abrupt edges and no centerline stripe. .
(Chuck Lemos, Proj. Mgr, 541-744-8080; Mike Stennett, Asst. PM 541-736-2844)
OR58: Kitson Springs Rd to Eagle Creek Sec.
Willamette Hwy, MP 37.3 to MP 48.4
Contract Amount: $1.9 Million
Project Summary: This is a pavement preservation project that will replace the deteriorating surfaces in this section. A bridge membrane will also be installed.
Remarks: Paving and other work activities will occur Monday through Thursday from 7 AM to 7 PM. Delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected. Please watch for flaggers and trucks entering and leaving the work area, as well as abrupt edges and no centerline stripe.
(Chuck Lemos, Proj. Mgr, 541-744-8080; Mike Stennett, Asst. PM 541-736-2844)
Region 2 Centerline Rumble Strip Project
OR 126E, MP 8.82-19.84 and OR 126W, MP 14.42-32.55
Project Summary: This project will install centerline rumble strips, reflective pavement markers, and striping on OR 126W. Reflective pavement markers and striping will be installed on OR 126E.
Remarks: Work on both segments of OR 126 (West and East) will continue the week of August 18th. Work on OR126W will be conducted during daytime hours, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to noon on Friday. Work on OR 126E will be conducted during daytime hours, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to noon on Friday. There will be a single lane of travel through the active work zone. Flaggers and pilot cars will control travel. Delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected.
(Brad Larsen, PM, 541-762-2108)
OR: 36 Low Pass – Lawrence Road Section
OR:36 (Mapleton – Junction City Hwy) Mile Post 34.40 – 42.50
Contract Amount: $1.4 Million.
Project Summary: This project will repave an 8.1 mile segment of OR36 with a three inch overlay of new asphalt between Low Pass and Lawrence Road. The project will pave asphalt approaches; provide new striping; place new shoulder rock; install bridge deck membranes; and perform minor guardrail installations. The construction schedule is for a short duration with all work being performed July 28 through September 19, 2014.
Remarks: Paving is underway. During construction, traffic will be restricted to a single lane through the construction zone, flaggers and pilot cars will control traffic in alternating directions with anticipated delays of no longer than 20 minutes. The contractor intends to work Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday August 16th 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Rick Little, ODOT Public Affairs, 541-726-2442)
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 : The Exit 170 (south Cottage Grove) southbound on-ramp is scheduled to be closed from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday night, August 17, and Monday night, August 18. The Exit 163 (Curtin) southbound on-ramp will be closed Sunday night, August, 17. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and watch for roadside message boards.
During the month of August, southbound I-5 traffic will be limited to a single lane at milepost 165 as two lanes of northbound traffic will be shifted onto a temporary alignment. Watch for intermittent daytime and nighttime lane closures in both directions during the month of August. 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)