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Weekly Construction Update    

Find out why extra caution is needed to manuever through this intersection.  Read more in a recent news release.

ODOT’s contractor will be working on new storm drain facilities in the 29th St. area, and between 31st St and 32nd St on the west side of the highway.  Work will continue on a retaining wall north of 27th St next to Baldy Creek. Work will continue on the retaining wall on the south side of 32nd, west of US101. 32nd Street will remain open and 29th Street will be closed. Monday night US101 will be restriped between 31st ST and 32nd ST eliminating the south bound left turn lane onto 32nd St. This is necessary to install a large drainage pipe.   A signed detour for 29th St will direct traffic around the work area. Planting and seeding to prevent erosion will be done at the ends of the pipes on US 101 and on 32nd St. and other areas where the earth work is completed. Other erosion control measures are in place throughout the project.  Motorists can expect minor delays and increased traffic in the work zone. No lanes on US 101 will be closed during the day, but flaggers may be stopping traffic for short periods in the morning to let trucks and equipment on and off the road.
              

Construction is underway     

Construction of the project launched in May, 2014.  Read details in a media release

Important construction details include: 

No lane closures during the day—only at night
Construction on the project will take place during daytime and nighttime hours.
Because of the need to ensure two lanes of travel on U.S. 101 during this project, any construction requiring a lane closure will occur at night.
Nighttime construction with lane closures will occur Sunday through Thursday, between 7 pm. and 6:30 a.m.  There will be no lane closures on weekends. 
During nighttime lane closures, flaggers will control traffic in alternating directions on U.S. 101, creating 5 to 20 minute delays for bicyclists and motorists. 
Because construction will occupy the highway shoulder, bicyclists should be prepared to travel in the roadway through the construction zone. 
There will be times when a complete closure of 29th Street and 32nd Street will occur.  Detours will be clearly signed.
 
Lincoln City is “Open for Business”
ODOT and the City of Lincoln City are committed to keeping the Nelscott businesses open and accessible during construction.  Business accesses will be delineated with blue traffic cones and “Business Access” signs.  Driveways and business accesses may be constructed of gravel during portions of the project.
We encourage the public to not be deterred by the construction and to support the local businesses.
 
Nighttime construction sounds
Because construction sounds will occur at night, businesses or residences within 500 feet of the project limits will receive advance notification with contact information.  We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope the lack of daytime highway restrictions provides an appropriate consolation.
 
Construction Contact Information
 
Ray Cranston, ODOT Asst. Project Manager
Voice:  541-757-4211
 
Lincoln City Department of Public Works
541-996-2154
 
 
Project Information
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This project is located on US101 in Lincoln City, between SE23rd and SW 35th Streets in the Nelscott District.

The purpose of this project is to reduce congestion and improve safety.
 
The project will construct a three lane section with a middle turn lane, and realign the two legs of 32nd Street in a signalized intersection. The project also includes curbs and sidewalks, new drainage facilities, landscaping, and two new large culverts under US101 and west 32nd Street to improve fish passage. Parking will be improved at 35th Street and in the Nelscott Business area. The new facilities will be ADA accessible, with pedestrian crossings at the new signalized intersection and across US101 at 29th Street.
 
 

A key piece of project design is the look and feel of the Nelscott District, an important strip of historic buildings along U.S. 101. 
 
The Nelscott Mercantile Building was built in 1927.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
Working with Nelscott businesses, a decision was reached on a roadway design that maintains the uniqueness of the Nelscott business strip  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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