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Lane County State Highway Construction

 
 

EUGENE-SPRINGFIELD
 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. 
 Remarks:
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 now open. Expect ongoing landscaping and irrigation work activities in the area; 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 is expected to be shifted to the final alignment on the Beltline bridge in the next two weeks.   The project is expected to be substantially complete in October.
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. The speed reduction on I5 through work zone has been lifted, however, please continue to use caution the has been Look for periodic lane closures and trucks entering and exiting the highway.
(Steve Templin, Assistant Project Manager, 541-744-8080)
LANE COUNTY
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)

OR58: Salt Creek Half Viaducts Membranes & Paving
 
Willamette Hwy, MP 55.8 to MP 56.5
Contract Amount: $0.2 Million
Project Summary: Under this project, membranes will be installed on the two new half viaducts constructed in 2013 east of Salt Creek Tunnel. This will be followed by paving over the bridges and adjacent roadway structure, as well as replacing approximately 80 longitudinal feet of pavement West of the Tunnel to improve ride.
Remarks: Construction is scheduled to commence during the week of the 15th of September with 24 hour flagging and pilot car. Work should be completed during the week of the 22nd. The work is weather dependent and rain events may lead to the project taking additional time. All work must be completed by September 30. 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)

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:   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 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 replaced the deteriorating surfaces in this section and a bridge membrane was installed.
Remarks: Remaining work will primarily involve sign installation, striping and pavement surface correction. 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)
 
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: Driveways are currently being paved; placement of shoulder rock and striping will follow.  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 5:00pm.
 
 
 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 daytime and nighttime lane closures elsewhere in the work zone (milepost 162-168).
Expect delays of more than 20 minutes on the afternoon and evening of Sunday, Sept. 14.
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.
Starting on Sunday night, Sept. 14, watch for intermittent weeknight (7 p.m. to 9 a.m.) northbound lane closures between milepost 162 and 168 due to paving work. Watch for intermittent weeknight ramp closures at either Exit 162 (Drain/Oregon 38 junction) or Exit 163 (Curtin). Watch for roadside message boards.
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.