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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 July 24-31, 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 24, Fern Valley (Phoenix) Interchange ($72 million)

No traffic impacts this week, but construction will continue on the periphery of the roadways so be aware of workers and trucks entering and leaving the work zone.

Please watch out for Greenway users crossing Fern Valley Road at the west end of the Bear Creek Bridge.

Again, watch for workers, construction vehicles and lane closures throughout the project rea.

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 and Jacksonville Highways) $1.2 million

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

upgrading signs will be working nights on the following highways adding center line rumble strips. This week they’re transitioning from Oregon 62 to Oregon 140.

Oregon 238         (Jacksonville Highway)    MP 3.03 – 37.33

Oregon 140         (Lake of the Woods Hwy)              MP -6.5 - 16.13

With the exception of Oregon 140, the contractor will only be installing centerline rumble strips. ODOT will also upgrade curve signs on these highways, as well as on OR 230. The sign upgrades will cover the entire length of each highway.


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

Project is in the final few weeks. 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)

Traffic will remain in its current configuration until new signal poles arrive and are energized later this summer, along with new striping.

Watch for minor flagging in the project area as the contractor works on some off-roadway concrete work.

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.


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.

Motorists should expect intermittent weekday delays of up to 20 minutes due to blasting operations.


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

Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures on U.S. 101. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 358.15 to 358.36, Harbor Sidewalk ($90,000)

In Harbor, watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures between Chetco River Road and Sunshine Cove Lane.


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 bicyle/pedestrian network.

The week of August 3-7, workers will place construction signage. Watch for intermittent shoulder and lane closures throughout the project area.

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

The week of July 27-31, motorists should expect daytime (6 a.m. to 7 p.m.) delays of up to 20 minutes on OR 138E between Little River Road and Susan Creek due to a chip seal project. Motorists are advised to 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.