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

Lane County State Highway Construction

 
 
April 14-18, 2014
 
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 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.
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: The northbound I-5 Franklin Boulevard off-ramp (exit 192) is open. No work is planned this week. Please drive carefully through the work zone.  
Franklin Boulevard under I-5: Expect weekday single-lane closures in both directions between I-5 and Glenwood Boulevard. Watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the work zone. Watch for roadside work crews and signs directing traffic to temporary lane configurations.
Interstate 5 (between mileposts 192.0 and 193.5): No work is planned this week. Please drive carefully through the work zone.  
Alton Baker Park and Whilamut Natural Area users: No work is planned this week.
 
 
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.     
 
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 126B: Willamette River (Springfield) Bridge Rehabilitation
Westbound OR 126B (Main Street, Springfield) MP 1.25-1.46
Contract Amount: $625,000
Project Summary: This project will repair corrosion and rust damage to the historic steel bridge and rehabilitate four roller bearing assemblies. A portion of the bridge will be painted. This project will affect only the westbound bridge.
Remarks: Construction has begun. Expect intermittent lane restrictions and sidewalk closures. Watch for construction vehicles and equipment near the roadway. The north sidewalk will remain closed until all repairs on that side are completed.
 
 
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
  • Lower the tunnel floor     
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: 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 project is stopped for the winter season. This spring, some pavement replacement and stripe replacement will take place. Please watch for flaggers and trucks entering and leaving the work area.  
(Chuck Lemos, Project Manager, 541-744-8080)
 
 
US 101: Cape Creek Bridge Rail Retrofit 
US 101, MP 178.9, Lane County; Contract amount: $2.16 million
Project Summary:   The historic Cape Creek Bridge has a deteriorating bridge railing that does not meet modern safety standards, and has several areas with exposed reinforcement and inserts that are deteriorating. The existing sidewalk has also been damaged from saltwater spray penetrating the concrete. This project will replace the existing bridge rail with an upgraded concrete railing that matches the look of the original rail while providing the safety of a modern bridge rail.   The sidewalk will also be replaced to accommodate the new rail system.
Remarks: The construction zone is open to two 12-foot wide lanes of travel when the contractor is not working. 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. Access to the Heceta Head State Park will be maintained at all times during construction.  
(Steve Templin, Assistant 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)
 
US 101: Siltcoos Recreation Area Turn Lane Improvements
US 101, MP 198, Lane County; Contract amount: $356,000
Project Summary: This project will expand and improve a dedicated right-turn lane from southbound U.S. 101 to the Siltcoos Recreation Area, seven miles south of Florence. Vehicles turning into the recreation area, especially longer vehicles pulling recreational trailers, currently have a hard time making the turn. In addition, during busy summer months, long queues of vehicles can back up on the highway as they wait to turn.
Remarks: Construction of the turn lane improvements is now underway. During construction, motorists should expect intermittent single lane restrictions with flaggers controlling traffic and delays of 5 to 20 minutes.
 
 
Lane County Signals
Beltline and McVay Highway
Contract amount: $0.8 million.
Project Summary: This project replaces two existing traffic signals at McVay highway at 30th Ave. and at Beltline (OR126) at Greenhill Rd.   Also included is paving the project area at the Greenhill site, weather permitting..
Remarks: Both traffic signals are now activated. There will sign and cleanup work to complete the project. There will be intermittent night work but most work will take place during the day with shoulder work at various locations happening from 8 AM to 5 PM weekdays. Please watch for workers and trucks entering and leaving the work area.    
(Chuck Lemos, Project Manager, 541-744-8080)
 
Region 2 Curve Warning Sign Upgrades
US 26 (Sunset Hwy) MP -0.01 to MP26; OR 18 (Salmon River Hwy) MP -0.22 to MP20; OR 126W (Florence-Eugene Hwy) MP 14.37 to MP42.25; and OR 58 (Willamette Hwy) MP 13.19 to MP 69.41.
Contract Amount: $0.2 Million
Project Summary: This project replaces and updates to current standards and design, the curve warning signs for sections of multiple Region 2 highways.
Remarks: Contractor Survey for this project is expected to be done by the end of April with minimal impact to traffic. Sign installation is anticipated to start on April 28th, with completion in June. Some sign installations will require flagging and pilot car with delays of approximately 5 to 15 minutes, with both day and night work anticipated.
(Mike Stennett, Interim Ass’t Project Manager, 541-736-2844)