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Construction Report

For more information:                    

Gary Leaming, ODOT Public Affairs         Dan Latham, ODOT Public Affairs
Jackson-Josephine Counties                     Douglas-Coos-Curry Counties
Phone: (541) 774-6388                              Phone: (541) 957-3601

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For Immediate Release:

The following report is for Sept. 4-11, 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.


INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), Exit 30, northbound on ramp from westbound Oregon 62

Mon. - Thurs., the I-5 southbound loop ramp will close intermittently during the night time hours, 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. for construction of the new Bear Creek Greenway connections to Oregon 62 west of the I-5 southbound on-& -off ramps.

Southbound I-5 traffic from westbound Oregon 62 will be directed north to Central Point exit 33 for the turn around.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 30.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), Exit 24, Fern Valley (Phoenix) Interchange ($72 million)

Construction is ongoing throughout the project. Watch for workers, construction vehicles and lane closures throughout the project area.

Greenway users are being channelized onto Bolz Road due to construction of the new Bear Creek Bridge. With the change, Greenway users and drivers are encouraged to be vigilant. Pedestrians crossing the roadway at the Rapid Flashing Beacon have the right-of-way.

All Interstate 5 lanes are open in the project area, and speeds are reduced to 50 MPH in the work zone.

Oregon 62 & 140 Intersection Improvements (Crater Lake and Lake of the Woods Highways)

Mon. – Thurs. nights, 7 p.m. - 7 a.m., watch for flaggers and single lane traffic, congestion for this safety improvement project.

New signal turn on scheduled for Sept. 17 with final paving scheduled for Sept. 29.

This project builds new protected turn lanes and adds new signals and crosswalks to all four intersection quadrants.

Oregon 62, 140, 230, 234 & 238 (Crater Lake, Lake of the Woods, Sam’s Valley, Jacksonville and West Diamond Lake Highways) $1.2 million

Contractor has completed rumble strips and will now transition to installing signs.

District Maintenance Paving – Various Highways, asphalt blade patches

  • Tuesday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.- crews will be paving the I-5 Southbound on ramp at Hugo (Exit 66)
  • -Thursday, 7 a.m.- 4 p.m.- crews will be paving U.S. 199 Frontage Rd. @ Wilderville

Expect single lane traffic controlled by flaggers.


US 199 (Redwood Highway), MP 14.2 to 29.3, pavement preservation and safety project ($4.9 million)

Project is complete

Interstate 5 (Pacific Highway) Exit 61, Merlin interchange improvements ($2.3 million)

No work scheduled for next week. Mast arms with signals will be installed the week of Sept. 14.

The project’s scope includes: adding a second northbound lane at the end of the off-ramp road, adding a new receiving lane on Merlin Rd., a new signal at Highland Ave. and Merlin Rd. and a right turn lane at Merlin and Monument Dr.


Various Highways, Coos County Signal Upgrades ($800,000)

Watch for night time lane closures controlled by flaggers throughout Coos County as traffic signals in Coquille, Myrtle Point, Coos Bay, North Bend, and Bandon are upgraded.

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.

Both sidewalks on the bridge are open. Pedestrians are advised to use caution.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 232.4 to 232.8, 80 Acres Slide ($83,000)

Until the end of September, watch for lane closures at milepost 232 due to drainage work. Watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the travel lanes.

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 shoulder closures. Watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the highway.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 38 to MP 46, County Line Curves safety improvements ($7.5 million)

Watch for 24-hour lane closures controlled by flaggers.


No construction impacts are expected this week on state highways in Curry County.


U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 211, Umpqua River & McIntosh Slough Bridge ($4 million)

Watch for intermittent lane closures as workers repair and resurface the bridge deck. Flaggers will provide traffic control. Expect brief delays.

OREGON 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 1-55, Culvert & Fish Passage Upgrades 2015

Oregon 38 motorists should watch for intermittent lane closures as workers install culverts and pipe linings. Expect brief delays. Traffic will be controlled with flaggers as needed.

More information is available at www.SouthwestOregonCulverts.com.

OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 0 (Downtown Roseburg), OR138E Corridor Solutions project ($10.5 million)

The OR138E Corridor Solutions project will help improve safety in the downtown area and the flow of traffic between Diamond Lake Boulevard and I-5. Several improvements are planned for downtown streets, bridges and the bicycle/pedestrian network.

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, Stephens Street will be limited to one lane in each direction between Diamond Lake Blvd. and Douglas Ave. The lane closures will be in effect 24/7 for several weeks. Motorists should expect congestion and delays during peak travel times. ODOT advises motorists to use alternate routes and give themselves extra travel time to reach their destinations. The lane closures will allow workers to install a storm pipe down the center of Stephens and widen the roadway so that turn lanes can be built at the Douglas intersection.

Diamond Lake Blvd.: Motorists should also watch for intermittent lane closures on Diamond Lake Blvd. between Stephens and Winchester Street. Elsewhere in the work zone, motorists should watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures.

Sidewalks: Pedestrians should watch for sidewalk and crosswalk closures. Please look for pedestrian detour signs.

Streetlights: At night, motorists and pedestrians should expect darker conditions than usual on Stephens Street between the Deer Creek Bridge and Douglas Ave. This project will replace most of the streetlights within the work zone. However, there may be a lag of several months between when the old streetlights are disconnected and the new lights are operational.

For staging plans and other information about this project, please visit: www.roseburg138.com.

OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 16-29, chip seal project

Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures and delays as workers complete a chip seal project and stripe the road. Motorists should reduce speeds to 35 mph or less due to flying rock.

OREGON 138W (Elkton-Sutherlin Highway), MP 22-24, chip seal project

Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures and delays as workers complete a chip seal project and stripe the road. Motorists should reduce speeds to 35 mph or less due to flying rock.