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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 

Know before you go! 
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ODOT: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/

For Immediate Release

The following report is for April 24-May 1, 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.


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 roadside brushing and tree clearing activities 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) 

The project is on winter hiatus. No traffic impacts are expected until dry weather prevails.


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.

Project is on hiatus. All lanes and sidewalks are open. Additional work will be scheduled this summer.

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 atdanderson@cityofroseburg.org.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 162-170, Martin Creek to Anlauf Paving ($18.5 million)

Although most construction has been completed, the contractor still has some bridge work, corrective work, concrete repairs and striping to complete. I-5 will be limited to one lane in each direction through most of the project area (milepost 162-170) until the middle of May. All interchange ramps will remain open. Motorists should expect delays during peak travel times.

Room to merge: To facilitate the flow of traffic in the work zone, I-5 motorists are requested to be considerate and give others room to merge at the point where lane closures begin.

Sunday congestion: Watch for heavy congestion and long delays through the work zone in the northbound direction on Sunday afternoons and evenings. Motorists are advised to avoid peak travel times or consider alternate routes. Motorists along the southern Oregon coast are advised to travel north on U.S. 101 and take OR126 from Florence to Eugene.

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), Exit 24, Fern Valley (Phoenix) Interchange project ($72 million)

 Watch for workers, construction vehicles and lane closures throughout the project area, especially on the west side of the Bear Creek Bridge along Fern Valley Road, Bolz Road and Oregon 99.

 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.


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

Paving continues Sunday –Thursday nights 7 p.m.- 7 a.m., with the exception of Sunday night when it begins at 9 p.m. Expect up to 20 minute delays and watch for single lane traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot car.

This project repaves the highway, adds a center rumble strip and provides new retro-reflective striping. Through Cave Junction, the existing four-lane section will be reconfigured to three lanes with a center turn lane.

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

Starting Monday, April 27 road construction will begin on Merlin Road in the interchange area. Watch for workers and construciton equipment and expect short delays controlled by flaggers.

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 Highalnd Ave and Merlin Rd. and a right turn lane at Merlin and Monument Dr.

Reconstruction of the northbound off ramp will mean a full five day/night closure (May 18-22) of the ramp. Local traffic use alternate routes.