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For Immediate Release
The following report is for TWO WEEKS, +November 22 to +December 6, 2013 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.
OREGON 99/Fern Valley Road/Bolz Road – Phoenix area
Tree clearing continues the project area. Watch for possible single lane traffic controlled by flaggers.
Utility crews are working in the area performing relocates in preparation for the interchange project, scheduled to begin early next year.
Watch for possible single lane traffic and flaggers throughout the interchange area and Oregon 99 on and near Fern Valley Road.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 233.4 to 234.5, McCullough Bridge rehabilitation (north section) ($23 million)
This five-year project (2013-18) will help protect McCullough Bridge from corrosion by applying a cathodic protection treatment to the northern concrete arches of the structure. Between 2007 and 2011, a similar treatment was applied to the southern half of the bridge.
Watch for nighttime (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.) lane closures across the bridge as workers install a work enclosure. Flaggers and pilot cars will provide traffic control.
Meanwhile, watch for intermittent daytime lane closures as workers clear trees and build an access road at the north end of the bridge. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.
The sidewalk on both sides of the bridge will be reduced to three feet in width due to the work enclosure.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 234-238, North Bend to Coos Bay paving, sidewalks and traffic signals ($6.5 million)
This project will replace four traffic signals in North Bend, upgrade sidewalks throughout the project area, improve drainage and pave four miles of U.S. 101 between McCullough Bridge in North Bend (MP 234) and Fir Street in Coos Bay (MP 238).
Lane closures: Watch for intermittent lane closures along U.S. 101 and on side streets in North Bend. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed. Watch for roadside workers and equipment.
Pedestrians: In downtown North Bend, pedestrians should watch for sidewalk closures due to sidewalk construction.
SB U.S. 101 traffic switch: Southbound U.S. 101 motorists should look for a traffic pattern change on Sherman Avenue at the Virginia and Washington intersections. Watch for directional signage and new striping.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 339-340, Pistol River Bridge rehabilitation
U.S. 101 is limited to a single lane of traffic at Pistol River (MP 339-340). A temporary signal will provide traffic control. Expect brief delays. Watch for flaggers and message boards.
OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 41, Rockfall hazard mitigation
Watch for weekday lane closures between MP 41 and MP 42. Expect brief delays. Watch for flaggers and roadside workers and equipment.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 67-82, Glendale to Hugo paving and northbound Sexton climbing lane ($28 million)
Project wraps for the holiday weekend beginning Wednesday. Crews are focusing on curbs, drainage and permanent signs. Watch for intermittent lane closures.
Northbound climbing lane is open intermittently to traffic as shoulder work is completed .
This project will repave more than 14 miles of Interstate 5 between Hugo and Glendale, construct a 2.8-mile climbing lane on the northbound approach to Sexton Pass, and make other safety improvements.
Please watch for roadside workers and equipment throughout the project area. Watch for reduced speed limits.
I-5 (MP 67-82): Watch for intermittent daytime and nighttime lane closures throughout the project area due to striping work. Watch for intermittent nighttime ramp closures.
NB I-5 Sexton climbing lane (MP 66-69): Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures between milepost 66 and 69.
Old Highway 99: Watch for construction work on Old Highway 99. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.
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 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 U.S. 199 and Riverbanks Road, watch for workers and equipment on the shoulder, and watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the work zone.