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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 TWO-WEEK report is for June 26-July 10, 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.


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)

U.S. 101 motorists should watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 356.65, Brooking Crosswalk at Lucky Lane ($50,000)

U.S. 101 motorists should watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures in Brookings near Lucky Lane.

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

U.S. 101 motorists should watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures in Harbor between Chetco River Road and Sunshine Cove Lane.


U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 198-210, District 7 Rumble Strip and Warning Signs ($1 million)

Watch for intermittent lane closures as workers install striping and pavement markings. Traffic will be controlled with flaggers and pilot cars.

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.

Watch for intermittent day and night lane closures from Monday, June 29, to Thursday, July 2.

Watch for intermittent lane closures the week of July 6-10.

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

Watch for intermittent lane closures starting the week of June 29 as workers install culverts and pipe linings. Expect brief delays. Traffic will be controlled with flaggers.

OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 0, Downtown Roseburg water main relocate and replacement

Watch for intermittent lane closures throughout the project area. Watch for construction workers and vehicles.

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

Watch for intermittent weekday lane closures. 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.


OREGON 260 (Lower River Road) MP 2.1-5.7, Pavement Maintenance/Chip Seal project

Beginning Monday, June 29, crews will apply a ‘fog seal’ to the recently completed chip seal pavement improvement. Expect single lane with flaggers.

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

Project is in the final weeks. Contractor is wrapping up the project with final striping and center line rumble strips.

Expect up to 20 minute delays and watch for single lane traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot car.

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)

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

After the July 4 holiday, watch for 24 hour flagging near the intersections as contractor will drilling shafts for signal pole supports.

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.


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

Demolition of old bridge is underway. Watch for trucks entering and leaving work zone off Luman Rd. Project website has new video of the demolition work:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weyiRKHn7LI

Until new Bear Creek Bridge is complete, the existing weight limit will stay in force due to construction and operational concerns.

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

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.