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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 Three Weeks Dec.19-January 9, 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.

Nearly all projects will go into a Christmas/New Year’s Holiday hiatus.


INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), Exit 24, Fern Valley (Phoenix) Interchange project ($72 million)
All beams across I-5 are in place, and work continues on bridge decks and retaining walls.
Work is coming into the Christmas Holiday slowdown. No expected traffic impacts.
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 234 (Sams Valley Highway) MP .07-.8,  Rogue River Greenway extension ($673,484)
Since the deck has been poured, the contractor will be working intermittently on the wing walls, just off the highway so watch for equipment off roadway and possible single lane traffic, controlled by flaggers.
Project includes multi-use path, along the highway and a bike-ped bridge across Sardine Creek.
Video of bridge set available at: http://youtu.be/K2NceAWw8no

OREGON 234 (Sams Valley Highway Spur) Gold Hill Rogue River Bridge
Watch for single lane traffic controlled by flaggers, Monday, Dec. 22, as Avista wraps up its utility work on the bridge.

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.
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 259.6 to 259.8, Bullards Bridge rehabilitation 
Watch for single-lane closures controlled by flaggers. Expect brief delays.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 38.2 to MP 45.9, County Line Curves safety improvements ($7.5 million)
This project will improve safety through this corridor by straightening the road in some areas and improving sight distances for drivers.
Watch for intermittent 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 expected until spring 2015.


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.
All lanes on the Umpqua River Bridge will be open during the holidays.
Watch for intermittent lane closures starting Jan. 5. Traffic will be controlled either by a temporary traffic signal or flaggers.
The sidewalks on the bridge are closed until September 2015.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 162-170, Martin Creek-Anlauf Paving ($18.5 million)
This project will repair or replace much of the concrete road surface between south Cottage Grove (Exit 170) and the Oregon 38 junction (Exit 162).
All interchange ramps within the work zone are open.
Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures through the work zone (milepost 162-169).

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 90, Weather station and camera installation project
This project will install TripCheck cameras and pavement temperature sensors at several locations in southern Oregon.
Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures on I-5 at milepost 90 as work begins on the Canyon Mountain weather and camera station.


INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 67-82, Glendale to Hugo paving and northbound Sexton climbing lane ($28 million)
Watch for intermittent I-5 lane and shoulder closures throughout the project area.