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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 July 25-August 1, 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.

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)

Tolo Bridge closes Monday to local traffic for repairs until August 24. Watch for intermittent, single lane, night work on Interstate 5.

On Interstate 5, watch for single lane traffic in the project area and traffic control devices during the night time hours. Speed limit is reduced in the project area. 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.

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.

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 delineators through August. 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.

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

Motorists should expect up to 20 minute delays controlled by flagger, through the work zone.

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.

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 5.3, Bridge deck overlay

Westbound motorists should expect daytime lane closures on the Beaver Creek Bridge the week of July 28-August 1 due to paving operations.

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)

From July 28-August 7, watch for intermittent lane closures along U.S. 101 near the Dawson Road. Flaggers will provide traffic control. Watch for construction signs and workers in the roadway.

From August 7 to August 29, watch for daytime (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) lane closures on U.S. 101 between Dawson and Harris Beach for pile driving. All lanes will be open at night. Most work is scheduled for weekdays, though some weekend work may be necessary. Most delays will be under 10 minutes. Neighbors should expect daytime noise consistent with pile driving.

While the lane closures on U.S. 101 are in effect, motorists on East Harris Heights Road are allowed to turn left onto U.S. 101 southbound when they can safely do so. However, when visibility is compromised, motorists on East Harris Heights Road and advised to wait for traffic to clear before attempting to turn onto U.S. 101. Most delays should be less than 10 minutes.

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.

Daytime lane closures: Watch for intermittent weekday lane closures in both directions the week of July 28-August 1.

Nighttime lane closures: Southbound I-5 motorists should watch for nighttime (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) lane and ramp closures fromSunday night to Friday morning, July 27-August 1, due to paving work. Motorists should look for construction signs and roadside electronic message boards.

Ramp closures: The southbound on-ramp at Exit 170 (south Cottage Grove) is closed. Motorists should watch for intermittent nighttime ramp closures at Exit 162 (Drain/OR 38 junction) and Exit 163 (Curtin) the week of July 27-August 1.

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.

Motorists should watch for local ramp closures the week of July 28-August 1. Construction schedules are subject to change without notice and motorists should look for roadside message boards for the latest information:

Exit 124 (Harvard), southbound:The southbound off-ramp will be closed early Wednesday morning, July 30, from 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m. due to median and barrier work.

Exit 124 (Harvard), northbound: Watch for intermittent nighttime northbound on-ramp closures from the end of July to mid-August.

Exit 127 (Edenbower): Watch for intermittent nighttime northbound on-ramp closures the week of August 4-8.

Exit 135 (Wilbur): The southbound off-ramp will be closed Wednesday night, July 30, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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

Various highways in Douglas County: Region 3 (Southwest Oregon) bridge deck overlay project

This project will pave the decks of several bridges in Douglas County between late July and early September. With the exception of the I-5 bridge in Rice Hill, most work will take place during daylight hours. In most cases, paving work will only take about two days. Lane closures will be necessary for paving. Any delays will likely be brief unless otherwise noted. Additional lane closures will be scheduled at each bridge during mid-September for striping.

Oregon 42, MP 64: Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures with flaggers at Ten Mile Bridge the week of July 28-31. Expect delays of less than 20 minutes.

Oregon 42, MP 74.1: Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures at the South Umpqua River Bridge the week of August 4-8.

U.S. 101, MP 212.2 (Reedsport): Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures at Scholfield Creek Bridge the week ofAugust 4-8.

I-5, MP 148.2 (Rice Hill): Watch for intermittent nighttime lane closures at the I-5 bridge over the Rice Hill frontage Road the week of August 4-8.

I-5, MP 124.2 (Roseburg): Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures on the I-5 bridge over Bellows Street the week ofAugust 11-15 and August 18-22.

I-5, MP 113.5: Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures on the I-5 bridge over Clarks Branch Road the week of August 18-22 and August 25-29.

I-5, MP 131.5: Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures on the I-5 bridge over Sutherlin Creek the week of Sept. 2-5and Sept. 8-12.

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.