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Construction Report

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Gary Leaming, ODOT Public Affairs         Dan Latham, ODOT Public Affairs
Jackson-Josephine Counties                     Douglas-Coos-Curry Counties
Phone: (541) 774-6388                              Phone: (541) 957-3601

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For Immediate Release:
The following report is for August 19-26, 2016, 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

EMPIRE BLVD: Newmark Ave. to Wisconsin Ave. street improvements (Coos Bay) ($5 million)

This project will upgrade a one-mile section of Empire Blvd. with new drainage, sidewalks, lighting, and paving.

The northbound lane of Empire Blvd. is closed between Newmark Ave. and Fulton Ave.

Northbound motorists will detour from Empire Blvd. onto Fulton Ave. and Marple St. Watch for construction and detour signage. The southbound lane of Empire Blvd. will be open, though motorists should watch for bumps and uneven pavement through the work zone.

Motorists should expect congestion and delays of less than 20 minutes through the work zone. Watch for intermittent lane closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

Please do not block side streets or driveway accesses when traffic is backed up. Allowing motorists to turn into driveways can help traffic move more quickly in both directions.

Access to all local businesses will be maintained during construction.

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 across the bridge. Watch for flaggers and workers on the bridge.

Both sidewalks on the bridge are open. Pedestrians are advised to use caution.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 275.7 to MP 280.6, Johnson Creek-McTimmons Lane Paving ($2 Million)

Watch for nighttime (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) lane closures from Sunday evening to Friday morning. When nighttime lane closures are in effect, residents should wait for pilot cars before exiting their driveways.

During daylight hours, watch for intermittent lane closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 17.1, Gray Creek culvert replacement ($1.5 million)

This project will replace the Gray Creek culvert, which crosses under both Oregon 42 and Norway Road at milepost 17, about five mile east of Coquille. Construction is scheduled to be completed in September.

Oregon 42 is limited to one lane in each direction through the work zone (milepost 17). Watch for traffic control devices, construction vehicles and roadside work crews.

Norway Road is closed to through traffic at Gray Creek. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 31-38, Bridge Lane to Remote Paving ($2.5 million)

Watch for intermittent lane closures starting in mid-August.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 38-46, Maintenance

Watch for intermittent shoulder and lane closures for maintenance work.

CURRY COUNTY

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 311, Reinhart Creek Bridge Rehabilitation ($1 million)

Watch for lane closures and brief delays. Traffic will be controlled by a temporary signal and flaggers.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 347, Thomas Creek Bridge Rehabilitation ($1.5 million)

Watch for lane closures and brief delays. Traffic will be controlled by a temporary signal and flaggers.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 358, Harbor Sidewalk Project ($175,000)

Hall Way will be closed intermittently where it meets U.S. 101 (milepost 358.5) due to sidewalk work. A detour will be in place. From U.S. 101, motorists should use the old Umpqua Bank access (across U.S. 101 from the Chevron station) and drive through the RV park to reach Hall Way.

On U.S. 101, watch for intermittent shoulder and lane closures.

DOUGLAS COUNTY

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 211, Umpqua River Bridge concrete repairs and rail replacement ($5.3 million)

Watch for intermittent lane closures with brief delays. Flaggers will provide traffic control.

OREGON 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 0.9 to 42.6, Culvert Upgrades ($1.4 million)

Watch for shoulder and single-lane closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed. Expect brief delays.

OREGON 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 11.5 to 12.0, Luder Creek bridge construction ($2.6 million)

This project replaces an existing box culvert with a new bridge. Construction will be completed in fall.

Traffic will be reduced to a single 16-foot-wide lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals and occasional flagging. Please watch for workers.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 63.8 to 69.4, Tenmile to Hoover Hill Rd Paving (2 million)

Watch for intermittent lane closures through the work zone.

OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 0 (Roseburg), OR138E Corridor Solutions project ($10.5 million)

The OR138E Corridor Solutions project will help improve safety in the downtown area and the flow of traffic between Diamond Lake Boulevard and I-5. Several improvements are planned for downtown streets, bridges and the bicycle/pedestrian network.

At the intersection of Stephens Street and Diamond Lake Blvd., watch for lane closures due to construction on the two pedestrian islands. Flaggers will provide traffic control as necessary.

Motorists should watch for lane closures, congestion and delays throughout the work zone. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, adjust their travel times and use a smartphone app to identify traffic congestion prior to driving through the work zone.

Meanwhile, the City of Roseburg has started construction on a nearby project that will make several improvements to Spruce Street and Parrott Street. Motorists should watch for lane closures on both streets, south of Oak Avenue. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

More project information is available at www.roseburg138.com.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 154 – 163, Anlauf-Elkhead Rd. Paving ($29.5 million)

This two-year project replaces eight miles of deteriorated asphalt with 11” of reinforced concrete pavement. The project will also add an auxiliary southbound climbing lane between MP 162-160, bridge deck overlays, upgraded guardrail, signing and striping.

Motorists should expect nighttime lane closures throughout the work zone.

At Exit 162 (Drain/Oregon 38 junction), the southbound on ramp is closed until October. A two mile detour is in place. Oregon 38 motorists are advised to take I-5 north to Exit 163 (Curtin) and turn around.

JACKSON COUNTY

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 19-27, Interstate paving and cable rail installation ($5.9 million)

Mainline paving is scheduled to begin Sunday night, August 21, and continue for three weeks. Work will take place Sunday through Thursday nights, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Watch for traffic control and single-lane traffic.

This project paves I-5 and ramps in the project area – except for in and around Exit 24. In addition it will install cable rail between MP 11 and 27.

OREGON 66 (Greensprings Highway), MP 27-44, Oregon 273 (Old Siskiyou Highway) Maintenance paving

During the week of August 22-26, watch for intermittent single-lane traffic with flaggers and pilot cars on Old Siskiyou Highway, MP 6-12, due to paving work.

Watch for traffic control, 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway), MP 0.7-1.73, Expressway Project -- Unit 2 Phase 1 ($120 million)

Latest project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6GMIJ15VyI&feature=youtu.be

Traffic is in the last of three phases for the Lone Pine Creek culvert construction.

Watch for construction-related vehicles entering the worksite on the far south side of the culvert (Whittle Rd. and near Del Taco and Lava Lanes).

U-turn is installed for westbound Oregon 62 traffic at Poplar and Bullock intersection. This will allow westbound traffic back to south side businesses. “No U turn” sign is placed at Oregon 62 at Delta Waters Road for eastbound traffic.

Old Medco Haul Road is closed to all traffic, including bicyclists and pedestrians.

Watch for workers and equipment off roadway daytime but on the road during the night - but in the work zone.

All lanes Oregon 62 lanes will be open between 6 a.m. – 7 p.m., Mon.-Thurs, and 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

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

New signal at East Bolz and OR 99 is operating. East Bolz Rd. is a one-way eastbound toward I-5 from the new Oregon 99 signal. North Phoenix Rd. (formerly Fern Valley Rd.) west of the Bear Creek Bridge will be one-way westbound. This is the permanent configuration, but roadways will still be under construction for now.

Oregon 99 work continues near the Ray’s Market entrance.

The Bear Creek Greenway trail under the Bear Creek Bridge and the newly constructed south approach opened to bike and ped traffic on August 18. The north approach, integral to the temporary ramp to North Phoenix Road, will be closed and rebuilt in the coming weeks.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 12, Siskiyou Rest Area-Welcome Center - Phase 1 ($6.29 million)

Watch for trucks entering and exiting work site from Crowson Road throughout the week daytime.

The I-5 northbound slow lane is closed from about MP 10 to past the Crowson Rd. overpass. This allows the contractor to work on drainage and build the new on and off ramps to the interstate. This work facilitates construction of the service road to the new facility.

The northbound speed limit is reduced to 55 MPH during this phase of work which has been extended to September.

When the project is finished, this road will become a gated access road for facility staff. This first phase focuses ramps and roads for the new facility. A second phase next year will construct the rest area and welcome center buildings.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 30.69, Bear Creek Bridge Scour project ($2 million)

There will be no I-5 traffic impacts from this project that will reinforce the bridge supports from Bear Creek erosion in a major flood. All work will be off the roadway, although contractors will be hauling materials in on Midway Road, Medford.

Bear Creek Greenway remains open during the work.

JOSEPHINE COUNTY

U.S. 199 (Redwood Highway), MP 7.02-14.2, Applegate River Bridge to Slate Creek paving ($3.2 million)

Contractor will be working nights this week Monday-Wednesday, striping and performing profile grinding throughout the project limits. They will have lane closures as needed with flaggers from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Day work on the shoulders will continue Monday-Friday for mailbox installations and project-wide cleanup.

Also watch for daytime work to continue in Cave Junction with shoulder closures as contractor will be working at the intersections of Lister and Watkins on ADA ramps.

This project will also repave Redwood Highway at night from west of Applegate River Bridge to Slate Creek, replace several culverts across the highway. It will address several ADA intersections in Cave Junction.