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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! 
Road Conditions and Cameras: www.tripcheck.com; 5-1-1
ODOT: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/


For Immediate Release

The following report is for Feb. 27 to March 6, 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.

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 lane closures across the bridge as the contractor moves the work enclosure into place. Watch for flaggers. Most work will take place below the deck, but motorists are advised to slow down and drive with caution when workers are near the travel lanes.

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.

New Project: OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 23 to MP 37, Tree Clearing ($75 thousand)

Watch for road side brushing and tree felling activities as well as debris 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.

CURRY COUNTY

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

Project is on winter hiatus. No traffic impacts are expected until April.

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.

Watch for intermittent lane closures. Traffic will be controlled either by a temporary traffic signal or flaggers.

The sidewalks on the bridge are closed until September.

From Feb. 27 to March 6, the swing-span of the bridge will be closed intermittently to maritime traffic. Boat operators can call 541-957-3601 for more information.

New Project: 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 the first two weeks of March. Watch for flaggers.

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

Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures throughout the work zone (milepost 162-170).

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.

JOSEPHINE COUNTY

New Project: OREGON 238, MP 11.7, Irrigation bridge replacement

Contractor will be closing the road over three nights (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.), Tuesday-Thursday, March 3, 4 and 5 to replace a small, failing bridge.

The irrigation ditch crossing will be replaced using three, 30 inch culverts.

Daytime traffic should expect delays as it will be single lane traffic controlled by flaggers. Nighttime signed detour will be North Applegate Road.

For more information, visit www.tripcheck.com.

JACKSON COUNTY

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

Watch for single lane traffic on Oregon 99, Bolz Road and Fern Valley Road for installation of water line.

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 238 (Sams Valley Highway) MP 2.5-7) Brushing and Tree Removal

Expect single lane traffic controlled by flaggers and short delays Monday-Friday this week, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.