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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 Sept. 12-19, 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.


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 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.


U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 330-331, Hunter Creek Bridge cathodic protection ($3 million)

Watch for workers and equipment in the roadway. Watch for intermittent lane closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

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 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.

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 are advised to wait for traffic to clear before attempting to turn onto U.S. 101. Most delays should be less than 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.

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.

On Sunday, Sept. 14, northbound I-5 motorists should expect delays of more than 20 minutes during the afternoon and evening. Visit www.tripcheck.com for more information and road cameras. Motorists are advised to avoid peak travel times and consider alternate routes.

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 (nighttime), MP 162-168: Starting on Sunday, Sept. 14, watch for northbound I-5 lane closures between milepost 162 and 168 on weeknights (Sunday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.) due to paving operations. Watch for intermittent southbound lane closures.

Exit 163 (Curtin) southbound ramp closures (nighttime): Watch for intermittent nighttime (7 p.m. to 9 a.m.) closures of the Exit 163 southbound ramps the week of Sept. 14-19 for paving work.

Exit 162 and Exit 163 northbound ramp closures (nighttime): Starting on Sunday, Sept. 14, watch for intermittent weeknight (Sunday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.) closures of the northbound ramps at Exit 162 (Drain/Oregon 38 junction) or Exit 163 (Curtin) due to paving work. Each ramp will probably be closed only one or two nights, though the schedule has not yet been determined. When the ramps at one interchange are closed, the ramps at the other will remain open. Motorists should watch for roadside message boards and use alternate routes.

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: Watch for intermittent nighttime closures of the Exit 170 southbound on-ramp the week of Sept. 12 for paving work. At other times, the ramp is scheduled to remain open. 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.

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.

Watch for intermittent nighttime ramp closures at Exit 124 (Harvard) and Exit 125 (Garden Valley). Watch for roadside electronic message boards.

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

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 131.5: Bridge deck overlay project

Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures on the I-5 bridge over Sutherlin Creek (milepost 131.5) the week of Sept. 15-19 andSept. 21-23.


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)

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.


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

Beginning tonight (Friday), the contractor will take the northbound slow lane to finish the bridge work over the Old Stage Road overcrossing, south of exit 42 near Gold Hill. Expect single lane northbound through the weekend while this final stage is completed.

Southbound work was completed Thursday afternoon.

Depot Street/Rogue River/exit 48:

Contractor will continue preparations for grinding roadway surface in preparation of new paving.

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)

Construction continues on the I-5 and Bear Creek Bridges, as well as other roadways east of I-5.

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.

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. 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.

Jackson County Bridge Deck Maintenance/Repairs

Watch for intermittent evening/morning lane closures on the East Pine Street bridge (exit 33 overcrossing/Central Point) over I-5 the week of Sept. 14-18, 6 p.m.-7 a.m.


INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 796-680, California/Oregon border to Redding construction

Caltrans is working on several projects along Interstate 5 in northern California through October. Southbound I-5 motorists should expect intermittent lane closures, congestion and delays from the state line to Redding, including one area north of Yreka on the Anderson Grade.

For more information, motorists are advised to visit the Caltrans website (www.caltrans2.info), or contact Caltrans Public Information Officer Trisha Coder by phone (530-229-0511) or email (trisha.coder@dot.ca.gov).