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Weekly Construction Update    

No lanes on US 101 will be closed during the day, but flaggers may be stopping traffic for short periods to let trucks and equipment on and off the road. The contractor will be installing permanent signs. SW 32nd Street will be closed between Hwy 101 and Coast Street.  A signed detour directing traffic to SW 29th Street is in place.
Nelscott work completed in April
ODOT and K & E Excavating, Inc. would like to thank the business owners of the historic Nelscott Strip area for their partnership during our  work to complete the parking lot and sidewalk.
The business owners agreed that it was to their benefit to close their shops for one day in April to allow K & E to work overnight, on an expedited schedule with additional resources, to get the work completed.  The alternative would have been to conduct the work over a period of days, which would have created a lingering and significant impact to customers and businesses.
K & E was successful in completing the parking lot construction, paving, and striping, and the construction of new concrete sidewalks and business entrances, in less than a 24 hour period.
It was a great accomplishment and a testament to the excellent working relationship and collaboration between the contractor and the business community.
Because the effort was so significant and unique, we produced a time lapse video that captured all the work that went into that phase of the project.  We hope you enjoy it and share it with others.
You can view that video on the ODOT YouTube site by clicking here.

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
Project Information

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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