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Lane County

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

Lane County State Highway Construction

October 20-24, 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 will be activated in the next two weeks.
A speed limit reduction to 35 MPH is still 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)
OR 58: Pheasant Lane - Dexter
OR 58 Willamette Highway
Contract amount: $2.6 million.
Project Summary: This is a pavement preservation project that replaced the deteriorating surfaces in this section. A section of total surface replacement required around the clock flagging.
Remarks:       Look for slow moving striping equipment. Motorists are encouraged to reduce speed, avoid crossing over freshly placed striping and follow the directions of flaggers. Nighttime delays of up to 20 minutes could be experienced.  
(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 replaced the deteriorating surfaces in this section and a bridge membrane was installed.
Remarks:    Remaining work will primarily involve sign installation and striping that will be completed as weather conditions and residual moisture allow. Delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected. Please watch for flaggers and trucks entering and leaving the work area, as well as no centerline stripe.  
(Chuck Lemos, Proj. Mgr, 541-744-8080; Mike Stennett, Asst. PM 541-736-2844)
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: 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).
Both northbound ramps at Exit 163 (Curtin) are closed until late October due to nearby bridge work. While these two ramps are closed, motorists should use the northbound on- and off-ramps at Exit 162 (Drain/Oregon 38 junction).
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.
The Exit 170 southbound on-ramp is open. However, motorists planning to use the ramp should expect intermittent delays up to 20 minutes due to construction activity.
Northbound I-5 motorists should expect congestion and delays through the work zone between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. every Friday and Sunday until the middle of November.
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.