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For Immediate Release
The following construction report is for June 14-21, 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.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 233.4 to 234.5, McCullough Bridge (North Bend) rehab ($31 million)
Watch for intermittent weeknight lane closures across the bridge. Watch for flaggers.
The speed limit on the bridge is reduced to 35 mph. Drive with caution.
The sidewalk on the east (northbound) sidewalk will be closed until September.
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).
Watch for intermittent daytime lane and shoulder closures along U.S. 101 between Lombard and Washington. Pedestrians should watch for sidewalk closures.
Watch for nighttime (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) lane closures along U.S. 101 and side streets between Stanton Ave. and Florida Ave. in North Bend due to drainage work.
Watch for nighttime (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) lane closures on U.S. 101 between Washington Street in North Bend and the Coos Bay couplet (near Telegraph Hill) due to paving work.
OREGON 42S (Coquille-Bandon Highway), MP 3-17, Maintenance work
Motorists should watch for intermittent daytime lane closures the week of June 17-21 and the week of June 24-28. Flaggers and pilot cars will provide traffic control. Expect delays up to 20 minutes. Watch for signage and electronic message boards.
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.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 358-359, Road repair
Watch for brief daytime delays and intermittent driveway closures along U.S. 101 between the Chetco River Bridge and Benham Lane on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18-19.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 138, Northbound off-ramp paving
The northbound Oakland off-ramp (Exit 138) will be repaved between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19. The ramp will remain open to traffic at all times. However, motorists should drive with caution and watch for roadside workers and construction equipment. Watch for construction signage, flaggers and traffic control devices.
OR 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 17.8 to 18.2, Scottsburg-Wells Creek Curve Realignment ($350,000)
Traffic will be controlled by 24-hour flagging each week from Monday to Friday for slope excavation work. All lanes will be open on the weekends.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 67-82, Glendale to Hugo paving and northbound Sexton climbing lane ($28 million)
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.
I-5 (MP 71-74 NB): Northbound I-5 motorists should watch for nighttime and morning lane closures north of Sunny Valley (MP 71-74).
I-5 (MP 78-81) and Exit 78 and Exit 80: I-5 motorists should expect intermittent lane closures in both directions between milepost 78 and 81, and intermittent ramp closures at Glendale (Exit 80) and Speaker Road (Exit 78) until late June due to paving work. Watch for construction signage and electronic message boards. Watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the travel lanes.
Rolling slowdowns: I-5 motorists should expect intermittent nighttime delays of 10-15 minutes in both directions due to rolling slowdowns.
· Although the specified times are from 7 p.m. - 8 a.m., the slowdowns will likely begin later in the evening based on traffic volumes.
· The southbound rolling slowdowns will extend from Exit 83 (Barton Road) to Sexton Mountain Pass (milepost 69), while the northbound slowdowns will stretch from Exit 48 (Rogue River) to Sexton Pass. Watch for pilot cars and roadside message boards.
· The slowdowns are necessary due to rock blasting for the new northbound Sexton climbing lane.
NB I-5 Sexton climbing lane (MP 66-69): The right northbound shoulder between the Hugo interchange and Sexton Pass (milepost 66-69) is closed until this fall due to construction. Motorists should expect intermittent congestion and possible delays during peak travel times. Watch for intermittent nighttime slow-lane closures between milepost 68 and 69.
Old Highway 99 and Exit 66: Traffic will soon be shifted onto the new alignment. Watch for gravel on the road surface until paving is completed. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.
Entire project area: I-5 motorists should watch for roadside workers and equipment throughout the project area. Expect intermittent daytime and nighttime lane and shoulder closures. Watch for reduced speed limit in some areas. Watch for construction vehicles exiting and entering the travel lanes. Watch for paving work from now until the end of summer.
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)
Throughout the summer, all lanes of U.S. 199 will be open on weekends and between 10 a.m. an 6 p.m. on weekdays through the project area. Watch for intermittent weeknight and early morning lane closures.
On Riverbanks Road, flaggers will provide traffic control as needed. Expect brief delays.
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.
U.S. 199 (Redwood Highway) at Fairgrounds MP .79 ($794,000)
A few wrap up items still to be done.
This safety project removes the traffic signal at Fairgrounds Road and makes pedestrian improvements on the north side of US 199, and repaves the highway in the project area.
OREGON 238 (Jacksonville Highway) @ West Main Street (Bybee Corner) $150,000
Watch for flaggers and equipment near the intersection as work continues this month long safety improvement project at the intersection. Contractor will be installing an extended concrete island to separate through traffic with right turning traffic.
This project will lengthen the existing eastbound right turn lane onto West Main Street, as well as other improvements.
OREGON 238 (Jacksonville Highway) @ North Ross Lane
Signals activation scheduled Thursday, June 27, with striping scheduled Monday/Tuesday, June 24, 25.
This project is funded by the Northgate development for area traffic improvements. Watch for changes in traffic control.
OREGON 99 @ South Valley View Road – Jackson Street Realignment project (Local Improvement District )
Work continues next week. Watch for possible single lane traffic controlled by flaggers as intersection/signal work continues on Tuesday.
OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway) between Linn Road and Oregon 234 - Eagle Point area – Utility Work
Utility work continues off roadway continues. Watch for intermittent delays with flaggers.
This is in preparation for a highway improvement project later this summer. For details, see the attached link:
INTERSTATE 5 exit 40, access road between the southbound ramps and Old Stage Road, Kane Creek Culvert Replacement project ($1.2 million)
Look for activity to resume on the project July 8 with the 10 day bridge closure for the new bridge installation. No traffic impacts expected.
This project replaces a failing culvert with a new bridge.
Phoenix I-5 interchange area – Fern Valley Road from North Phoenix Rd. to OR 99
Sunday and Monday nights, 9 p.m. - 6 a.m. ODOT maintenance will be performing blade patches and pot hole repair.