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For Immediate Release
The following report is for March 20-27, 2015, and includes ODOT highways in Josephine, Jackson, Coos, Curry and Douglas counties. Projects are listed in the following order: highway, location, project name. Project construction costs are added in parenthesis as appropriate.
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INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), Exit 24, Fern Valley (Phoenix) Interchange project ($72 million)
Beginning tonight, March 20 through early morning hours Monday morning, March 23, expect construction and traffic changes in the interchange area, involving the opening of the new North Phoenix Road behind the Home Depot. All business access will be open.
FULL CLOSURE: North Phoenix Rd., just north of the project area, will close to all traffic from tonight, Friday, 10 p.m. until after midnight Monday to allow the contractor to connect the new North Phoenix Road. Traffic between Phoenix and south Medford will need to alternate routes, such as I-5 or Oregon 99.
Temporary northbound I-5 on ramp will be constructed and opened using Grove Way Monday afternoon. The existing northbound on-ramp will be open until then.
The Fern Valley Road-new North Phoenix Road (via Grove Road) connection will be made. The new signal at the intersection of Grove Road and North Phoenix Road will be activated.
Watch for single lane traffic on Oregon 99, Bolz Road and Fern Valley Road.
New Tripcheck cameras are in place: http://bit.ly/1BjNi0v
All Interstate 5 lanes are open in the project area, and speeds are reduced to 50 MPH in the work zone.
OREGON 66 (Greensprings Highway) MP 13-14, emergency slide repair
Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m -7 p.m., watch for single lane traffic, flaggers and up to 20 minute delays as contractor works to stabilize roadbed downslope of Oregon 66.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway) Exit 33, Road & Weather Information/Camera installation
Watch for northbound shoulder work near the interchange for this RWIS installation
OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway) MP 56, Road & Weather Information/Camera installation
Watch for shoulder work near Union Creek for this RWIS installation.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 233.4 to 234.5, McCullough Bridge rehabilitation (north section) ($23 million)
This five-year project will help prevent corrosion on McCullough Bridge by applying a cathodic protection treatment to the northern concrete arches of the structure.
Watch for intermittent nighttime lane closures across the bridge. Watch for flaggers and workers on the bridge.
A 16-foot-4-inch load height restriction is in place indefinitely for northbound and southbound traffic on the bridge.
Both sidewalks on the bridge are open. Pedestrians are advised to use caution.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 238.1 to 238.6, Coos Bay Sidewalk construction Railroad Museum to N. Front St. ($340,000)
This project will build sidewalks in Coos Bay along the east side of northbound U.S. 101 (Bayshore) between Golden Avenue and North Front Street.
Watch for intermittent daytime lane and shoulder closures. Watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the highway.
OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 23 to MP 37, Tree Clearing ($75,000)
Watch for road side brushing and tree felling activities as well as debris along shoulder. Be prepared for intermittent shoulder and lane closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.
OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 38 to MP 46, County Line Curves safety improvements ($7.5 million)
Project is on winter hiatus. Watch for intermittent maintenance activities and lane closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 354-356, Harris Beach Multiuse path ($1.3 million)
Project is on winter hiatus. No traffic impacts are expected until April.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 211, Umpqua River & McIntosh Slough Bridge ($4 million)
This two-year project will paint and make repairs to the bridge over the Umpqua River and McIntosh Slough at the north end of Reedsport.
Watch for intermittent lane closures. Traffic will be controlled either by a temporary traffic signal or flaggers.
The sidewalks on the bridge are closed until September.
OREGON 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 6-13, Hazard tree and brush cutting
This project will cut back vegetation to improve sight distances and remove hazard trees on Oregon 38 between Dean Creek and the Loon Lake turnoff (milepost 6-13). Watch for intermittent weekday (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) lane closures. Watch for flaggers.
OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 0, Downtown Roseburg water main relocate and replacement
Until June 30, watch for weeknight (7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Sunday night to Friday morning) lane closures in downtown Roseburg as workers relocate and replace a water main. Streets that will be affected are: Oak Avenue, Stephens Street, Douglas Avenue and Washington Avenue. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.
For more information, call 541-492-6730 or email Daryn Anderson, City of Roseburg Project Manager at email@example.com.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 162-170, Martin Creek to Anlauf Paving ($18.5 million)
After a three-month winter hiatus, construction on this project will resume at the end of March. Although most construction has been completed, the contractor still has some bridge work, corrective work, concrete repairs and striping to complete. Between March 30 andMay 21, I-5 will be limited to one lane in each direction through most of the project area (milepost 162-170). All interchange ramps will remain open. Motorists should expect delays during peak travel times. Watch for workers on the side of the road and for construction vehicles entering and exiting the travel lanes.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 148 (SB), Rice Hill weather station and camera installation project
This project will install a weather station and TripCheck cameras on Rice Hill (milepost 146), about a mile south of the Rice Hill interchange. Construction will take place on the southbound side of I-5.
Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures in the southbound direction between milepost 148 and 146. The southbound shoulder in this area will remain closed until construction is complete. Watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the travel lanes.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 90, Canyon Creek Pass weather station and camera installation project
This project will install TripCheck cameras and pavement temperature sensors on Canyon Creek Pass, about eight miles south of Canyonville.
Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures on I-5 at milepost 90 due to construction on the Canyon Creek Pass weather and camera station.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 70-76, pavement repairs
Watch for intermittent daytime I-5 lane closures in both the northbound and southbound directions near Wolf Creek (milepost 73-76) until early April.