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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 Oct. 17-24, 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.



OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway), between Poplar Drive and Delta Waters Road (Utility relocations)

Watch for single lane traffic controlled by flaggers Sunday through Thursday nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., at the intersection of Oregon 62 and Poplar Dr./Bullock Rd. intersection, as well as intermittent night time single lane traffic between Poplar Drive and Delta Waters Road.

This work includes utility relocations for the upcoming Oregon 62 Expressway project, scheduled to bid in March 2015.


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

Watch for intermittent night time (7 p.m. - 6 a.m.) ramp work and I-5 lane closures this week as contractor wraps up the project.

Depot Street/Rogue River/exit 48

Contractor will continue finishing work on Depot Street night time this week.

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), Exit 24, Fern Valley (Phoenix) Interchange project ($72 million)

Nearly all construction is off the roadway as traffic is on temporary alignments. Construction continues on the I-5 and Bear Creek Bridges, as well as other roadways east of I-5. Expect bridge beam sets later this month and into November.

Bear Creek Greenway users are strongly encouraged to use the rapid flashing beacons for safe passage across Fern Valley Road.

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

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)

Watch for intermittent single lane traffic controlled by flagger as project wraps up this season.

Bridge set across Sardine Creek scheduled for the morning of Saturday, November 8th

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.


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 42S (Coquille-Bandon Highway), MP 4.5 to 17.0, Low Volume Paving ($1.4 million)

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 single lane closures seven days a week. Watch for flaggers and pilot cars. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the travel lanes.


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

This project extends the multiuse path north from Harris Beach to the intersection of U.S. 101 and Dawson Road. Construction is scheduled for summer and fall 2014.

Watch for daytime (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) lane closures on U.S. 101 between Dawson and Harris Beach. 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.


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.

OREGON 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 16, Scottsburg Bridge repair

Watch for intermittent single-lane closures and brief delays. Repair work will continue until mid-October.

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).

I-5 lane closures (24/7), MP 168-170: I-5 is limited to one lane of traffic in both directions at milepost 168-170 until mid-November. Motorists should expect congestion and delays during peak travel times.

I-5 lane closures, MP 162-168: Watch for intermittent northbound and southbound I-5 lane closures between milepost 162 and 168.

Exit 163 northbound ramp closures: The northbound on- and off- ramps at Exit 163 (Curtin) are closed until late-October. Motorists are advised to use the northbound ramps at Exit 162 (Drain/Oregon 38 junction).

Exit 170 (south Cottage Grove) NB off-ramp: The Exit 170 northbound off-ramp is closed until mid-November. Northbound I-5 motorists should use alternate routes. All ramps at Exit 174 (Cottage Grove) will remain open.

Exit 170 (south Cottage Grove) SB on-ramp: The southbound on-ramp at Exit 170 is scheduled to remain open during this construction phase. Motorists planning to use the ramp should expect delays up to 20 minutes due to construction activity on the ramp. Additionally, vehicles entering I-5 will have to merge into a single-lane of traffic, and motorists are advised to drive with caution.

Northbound I-5 motorists should expect congestion and delays through the work zone (MP 162-170) between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. each Friday and Sunday until mid-November. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes or adjust their travel times to avoid peak hours.


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.

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

Project is nearly complete. Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures.