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Construction Report

For more information:

Gary Leaming, ODOT Public Affairs
Jackson-Josephine Counties
Phone: (541) 774-6388


Dan Latham, ODOT Public Affairs
Douglas-Coos-Curry Counties
Phone: (541) 957-3601 

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ODOT: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/

For Immediate Release

The following report is for the week of April 18-25, 2014, 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.

JACKSON COUNTY

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

On Monday night, April 21, southbound I-5 will be narrowed to a single lane for excavating and installing a 4 foot in diameter drain pipe. On Tuesday night, the northbound lanes will be narrowed. There’s a possibility, the contractor will complete both directionsMonday night. When this work begins, the contractor will have 25 days to complete it. And all lanes need to be open before Memorial Day weekend.

This will affect I-5 traffic since each direction will be narrowed to a single lane, causing congestion and delays. Motorists need to plan ahead, expect delays and possibly take alternate routes or use transit. Tripcheck camera is up in the project area:http://bit.ly/1hQjIcy 

Periodic blasting of rock for the new North Phoenix Road alignment will be continuing through April. Watch video here: http://bit.ly/1gMt1Zs 

Project website and videos:

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION3/pages/fvi_index.aspx 

Utility crews are working in the area performing relocates in preparation for the interchange project. Watch for possible single lane traffic and flaggers through the interchange area and on Oregon 99 near Fern Valley Road.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 0-155, California border to Elkhead Road barrier and guardrail replacement

This project will repair or replace barrier and guardrail at several areas along I-5 in Jackson, Josephine and Douglas counties. Watch for intermittent daytime lane and shoulder closures.

Tiller-Trail Highway roadway improvements, MP 43-44, south of the Douglas/Jackson County Line, ($5 million) Jackson County Project

Watch for up to 20 minute delays, controlled by flaggers.

Construction is underway to widen and straighten the alignment on this section of roadway linking Jackson and Douglas counties. Four slide areas will also be improved.

COOS COUNTY

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. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

The sidewalk on both sides of the bridge has been reduced to three feet in width during construction.

NOTE: Due to construction activity and safety concerns, the access road at the northeast corner of the bridge is restricted. Only ODOT employees and contractors are permitted in this area. Please do not drive or park on the access road.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 234-238, North Bend to Coos Bay paving, sidewalks and traffic signals ($6.5 million)

Construction is mostly complete. Watch for intermittent lane, shoulder and sidewalk closures throughout the project area.

CURRY COUNTY

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 330-331, Hunter Creek Bridge cathodic protection (3 million)

Watch for workers and equipment in the roadway. A temporary traffic signal is in operation. Flaggers will provide additional traffic control as needed.

DOUGLAS COUNTY

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 205-207, hazard tree removal

U.S. 101 motorists should watch for lane closures and delays up to 20 minutes between milepost 205 and 207 due to hazard tree removal.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 210.3, rock fall hazard mitigation ($600,000)

At milepost 210.3, north of the Umpqua River, motorists should watch for intermittent shoulder closures.

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 lane closures and brief delays. A temporary traffic signal is in place. Flaggers will provide additional traffic control as needed.

The sidewalks on the bridge are closed until next year.

OREGON 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 39, Elk Creek Tunnel rehabilitation ($1.4 million)

This three-month project will install a liner on the walls and ceiling of the Elk Creek Tunnel, and make repairs to the road surface.

The tunnel will be closed up to five nights a week until the middle of May.

Weekly schedule: The nighttime tunnel closures will be scheduled from Saturday night to Thursday morning, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.The tunnel may be open some Saturday nights, though it will be closed Saturday night, April 19. Watch for message boards and visit www.tripcheck.com for latest road and travel information.

Detour: When the tunnel is closed, eastbound Oregon 38 traffic will detour from Elkton to Sutherlin on Oregon Highway 138W, then north on Interstate 5. Westbound traffic will follow the same route in the opposite direction.

Emergency service vehicles: During the nighttime closures, workers will only open the tunnel for emergency service vehicles. All other traffic must use alternate routes.

During daytime hours, motorists should watch for intermittent single-lane closures and brief delays. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 0-155, California border to Elkhead Road barrier and guardrail replacement

This project will repair or replace barrier and guardrail at several areas along I-5 in Douglas, Josephine and Jackson counties. Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures on I-5 in Douglas County.

JOSEPHINE COUNTY

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 67-82, Glendale to Hugo paving and northbound Sexton climbing lane ($28 million)

I-5 motorists should watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures throughout the project area. Watch for roadside workers and equipment.

On Old Highway 99, watch for construction work and flaggers.

For more information: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION3/Pages/glendale-hugo1.aspx

U.S. 199 (Redwood Highway), MP 7, Applegate River Bridge replacement ($5.8 million)

Watch for intermittent lane closures and expect brief delays in the project area. Flaggers will provide traffic control when necessary.

The speed limit on Redwood Highway has been reduced to 40 mph through the construction zone.

On Redwood Highway and Riverbanks Road, watch for workers and equipment on the shoulder, and watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the work zone.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 0-155, California border to Elkhead Road barrier and guardrail replacement

This project will repair or replace barrier and guardrail at several areas along I-5 in Josephine, Douglas, and Jackson counties. Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures.