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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 

For Immediate Release

The following report is for two weeks, July 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.

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)

Watch for intermittent lane, shoulder and sidewalk closures throughout the project area.

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 24-hour lane closures six days a week, from 7 p.m. Sunday to 7 p.m. Saturday. Watch for flaggers and pilot cars. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the travel lanes.

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. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 354-356, Harris Beach Multiuse path ($1.3 million)

Watch for intermittent lane closures along U.S. 101 near the Dawson Road intersection. Flaggers will provide traffic control. Watch for construction signs and workers in the roadway.

DOUGLAS COUNTY

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.

Traffic will be controlled either by a temporary traffic signal or flaggers.

The sidewalks on the bridge are closed until next year.

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). Construction will continue until the end of the year.

Until the end of July, watch for intermittent weekday and weeknight single-lane closures on I-5. All lanes will be open on weekends. Watch for workers and equipment in the roadway.

Nighttime paving is scheduled to begin Monday, July 21. Some nighttime closures of southbound ramps will be necessary. Motorists should look for construction signs and roadside electronic message boards.

Exit 162 (Drain/OR 38 junction): Watch for intermittent nighttime closures of the Exit 162 southbound off-ramp during the month of July. When the off-ramp is closed, southbound I-5 motorists can use the Exit 163 (Curtin) off-ramp to reach Hwy 38.

Exit 163 (Curtin): Watch for intermittent nighttime closures of both southbound ramps until the end of July.

Exit 170 (south Cottage Grove): The southbound on-ramp will be closed until the end of July. All ramps at Exit 174 (Cottage Grove) remain open.

Northbound ramps: All northbound ramps in the project area (Exit 162, 163 and 170) will remain open during this construction phase.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 0-154, 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.

In Roseburg, watch for nighttime (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) lane and shoulder closures between milepost 120 and 125 due to barrier replacement work. Motorists should watch for construction vehicles and workers in the area. Watch for some congestion on I-5 during the morning commute.

Some ramp closures may be necessary. Motorists should look for electronic roadside message boards.

Exit 124 (Harvard): Watch for intermittent nighttime (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) southbound ramp closures next week, Monday night to Thursday night, July 21-24.

Exit 125 (Garden Valley): Watch for intermittent nighttime ramp closures.

Elsewhere on I-5 in Douglas County, watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures.

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.

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

Traffic is now on the new Applegate River Bridge. Watch for intermittent lane closures (6 p.m. to 10 a.m.) 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.

JACKSON COUNTY

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

Southbound exit 24 traffic is using the temporary on and off-ramps. Motorists are urged to use caution while exiting and driving in the interchange area.

The new southbound off-ramp features transverse rumble strips and an exit speed of 20 mph. The intent of the temporary ramps is to keep Phoenix connected to I-5, so the contractor can begin construction, without traffic, of new ramps and roads.

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

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), Rock Point to Evans Creek Paving & Tolo Bridge Rehabilitation project ($6.2 million)

Watch for single lane traffic in the project area and traffic control devices during the night time hours. Speed limit will be reduced during construction. In addition, traffic will run on ground-off roadway surface for a short time so base pavement deformities can be inspected.

This project grinds and inlays I-5 and associated on and off ramps in the project area, including Rock Point (exit 43), Homestead (exit 45a), Valley of the Rogue (exit 45b) and Rogue River (exit 48). Only one ramp at a time will be closed. In addition, it upgrades guardrail, signs and installs cross-over cable barrier.

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

Contractor will be working between the California border and mile point 12 on guardrail and bridge rail. Watch for intermittent single lane closures.

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.

OREGON 99 – North Ashland area (Rogue Valley Highway)

Watch for flaggers and traffic control changes between South Valley View and the railroad trestle as a City of Ashland contractor works on highway shoulder to install a new water line to Ashland.

OREGON 234 (Sams Valley Highway) MP .07-.8, Rogue River Greenway extension ($673,484)

Watch for intermittent single lane traffic controlled by flagger.

Work is off the roadway constructing an extension of the Rogue River Greenway Trail from Sardine Creek to North River Road. Project includes multi-use path, along the highway and a bike-ped bridge across Sardine Creek.

OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway) MP 1.4, Water Line Relocation  

Medford Water Commission contractor is relocating water main at night for the Oregon 62 Expressway project next year. Watch for single lane traffic in the late night, early morning hours.

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

This weekend, drivers should expect up to 5 minute delays, controlled by flaggers.

Beginning Monday, the expected delay is again up to 20 minutes controlled by flagger.

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.