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Construction Report

For more information:                    

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 28 - Sept. 4, 2015, 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.


INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), Exit 30, northbound on ramp from westbound Oregon 62

Mon. - Thurs., the I-5 southbound loop ramp will close intermittently during the night time hours, 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. for construction of the new Bear Creek Greenway connections to Oregon 62 west of the I-5 southbound on-& -off ramps.

Southbound I-5 traffic from westbound Oregon 62 will be directed north to Central Point exit 33 for the turn around.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 30.

District 8 Maintenance Paving this week

Oregon 238 (Jacksonville Highway) Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 1 & 2 – daytime paving at MP 36 (between Hanley and North Ross Lane), 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Expect single lane traffic controlled by flagger and pilot car.

Oregon 234 (Sams Valley Highway) Wednesday, Sept. 3 – daytime paving from MP 7.5 -13/ 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. Expect single lane traffic controlled by flagger and pilot car.

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

Construction is ongoing throughout the project. Watch for workers, construction vehicles and lane closures throughout the project area.

Greenway users are being channelized onto Bolz Road due to construction of the new Bear Creek Bridge. With the change, Greenway users and drivers are encouraged to be vigilant. Pedestrians crossing the roadway at the Rapid Flashing Beacon have the right-of-way.

All Interstate 5 lanes are open in the project area, and speeds are reduced to 50 MPH in the work zone.

Oregon 62 & 140 Intersection Improvements (Crater Lake and Lake of the Woods Highways)

Mon. – Thurs. nights, 7 p.m. - 7 a.m., watch for flaggers and single lane traffic, congestion for this safety improvement project.

This project builds new protected turn lanes and adds new signals and crosswalks to all four intersection quadrants.

Oregon 140 & 238 (Lake of the Woods, Jacksonville and West Diamond Lake Highways) $1.2 million

Contractor has completed rumble strips and will now transition to installing signs.


US 199 (Redwood Highway), MP 14.2 to 29.3, pavement preservation and safety project ($4.9 million)

Project is in the final week. Contractor is installing signs and general clean up and final contract items.

Expect intermittent delays watch for single lane traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot car during the night time hours, 7 p.m. – 6 a.m.

This project repaves the highway, adds a center rumble strip and provides new retro-reflective striping. Through Cave Junction, the existing four-lane section will be reconfigured to three lanes with a center turn lane.

Interstate 5 (Pacific Highway) Exit 61, Merlin interchange improvements ($2.3 million)

Signal poles are scheduled to arrive by Tuesday. Intersections will then be flagged. Sign installation will occur along the shoulders. Minor corrective paving is tentatively scheduled for next which will also include some flagging.

The project’s scope includes: adding a second northbound lane at the end of the off-ramp road, adding a new receiving lane on Merlin Rd., a new signal at Highland Ave. and Merlin Rd. and a right turn lane at Merlin and Monument Dr.


(New Project) Various Highways, Coos County Signal Upgrades ($800,000)

Watch for night time lane closures controlled by flaggers throughout Coos County as traffic signals in Coquille, Myrtle Point, Coos Bay, North Bend, and Bandon are upgraded.

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 238.1 to 238.6, Coos Bay Sidewalk construction Railroad Museum to N. Front St. ($340,000)

This project will build sidewalks in Coos Bay along the east side of northbound U.S. 101 (Bayshore) between Golden Avenue and North Front Street.

Watch for intermittent daytime shoulder closures. Watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the highway.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 38 to MP 46, County Line Curves safety improvements ($7.5 million)

Watch for 24-hour lane closures controlled by flaggers.


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

This project is complete.


U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 211, Umpqua River & McIntosh Slough Bridge ($4 million)

Watch for intermittent lane closures as workers repair and resurface the bridge deck. Flaggers will provide traffic control. Expect brief delays.

OREGON 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 1-55, Culvert & Fish Passage Upgrades 2015

Oregon 38 motorists should watch for intermittent lane closures as workers install culverts and pipe linings. Expect brief delays. Traffic will be controlled with flaggers as needed.

More information is available at www.SouthwestOregonCulverts.com.

OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 0 (Downtown 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.

Stephens street is limited to one lane in each direction at the Deer Creek Bridge (near Dairy Queen), just north of the Diamond Lake Blvd. intersection. Watch for flaggers the week of August 24-28. Motorists should expect heavy congestion and delays during peak travel times. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and give themselves extra travel time to reach their destinations.

Watch for intermittent lane closures on Diamond Lake Blvd. between Winchester Street and Stephens.

Elsewhere in the work zone, motorists should expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures.

Pedestrians should watch for sidewalk and crosswalk closures. Please look for pedestrian detour signs.

For staging plans and other information about this project, please visit: www.roseburg138.com.

OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 16-29, chip seal project

Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures and delays as workers complete a chip seal project and stripe the road. Motorists should reduce speeds to 35 mph or less due to flying rock.

OREGON 138W (Elkton-Sutherlin Highway), MP 22-24, chip seal project

Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures and delays as workers complete a chip seal project and stripe the road. Motorists should reduce speeds to 35 mph or less due to flying rock.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 162-170, Martin Creek to Anlauf Paving ($18.5 million)

Watch for intermittent nighttime work and lane closures from Sunday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. All lanes are scheduled to be open on weekends.

Watch for workers on the side of the road and for construction vehicles entering and exiting the travel lanes. ###