|January 27, 2011 For more information: Rick Little (541) 726-2442
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Nighttime lane restrictions scheduled for US 101 Yaquina Bay Bridge
NEWPORT—A $3.5 million repair project on the U.S. 101 Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, will take another step forward next week when ODOT crews attach netting to the bridge in an effort to prevent nesting by migratory birds.
The work will be conducted from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, February 1-3, 2010.
During the work periods, traffic will be restricted to a single lane with flaggers controlling travel in alternating directions.
ODOT routinely prevents migratory birds from producing active nests on bridges targeted for construction in compliance with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.
Additional nesting prevention tactics will be used between now and the nesting season in February that may be noticeable to motorists and may impact travel on the bridge.
Repair construction will occur later this year
The bridge is slated for structural repairs that will begin this spring with construction ending late this year. The needed repairs were identified during a 2005-2006 bridge repainting project.
During the repair project, their will be a need for 2-hour complete closures. As many as 16 complete closures will occur at night.
ODOT will work with the community, businesses and emergency agencies prior to the beginning of the complete closures.
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