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Lane County

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

Lane County State Highway Construction

December 15-19, 2014
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.org 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:    Watch for intermittent I-5 lane and shoulder closures throughout the work zone (milepost 162-169). 

All I-5 ramps are open throughout the project area. 

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: The contractor is currently working between MP 208 and MP 215. During construction, expect single lane restrictions, Sunday nights from 9PM to 5:30AM, then 7:30PM to 5:30AM 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.