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For Immediate Release
The following construction report is for May 17-24, 2013 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 (North Bend) rehab ($31 million)
Watch for intermittent weeknight lane closures across the bridge. Watch for flaggers.
The speed limit on the bridge is reduced to 35 mph. Drive with caution.
The sidewalk on the east (northbound) sidewalk will be closed until September.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 234-238, North Bend to Coos Bay paving, sidewalks and traffic signals ($6.5 million)
This project will replace sidewalks in several areas along U.S. 101 in Coos Bay and North Bend during the winter and spring. Traffic signals will be replaced at four intersections in North Bend this spring. Four miles of U.S. 101, from McCullough Bridge in North Bend to Fir Street in Coos Bay, will be repaved during the summer.
Watch for intermittent daytime lane and shoulder closures along U.S. 101 between Lombard and Washington. Pedestrians should watch for sidewalk closures.
Watch for nighttime (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) lane closures along U.S. 101 and side streets between Stanton Ave. and Florida Ave. due to drainage work.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 339-340, Pistol River Bridge rehabilitation
U.S. 101 is limited to a single lane of traffic at Pistol River (MP 339-340). A temporary signal will provide traffic control. Expect brief delays. Watch for flaggers and message boards.
OR 255 (Carpenterville Highway), MP 345, road repair
Watch for lane closures. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers as needed.
OR38 (Umpqua Highway, MP 17.8 to 18.2) Scottsburg-Wells Creek Curve Realignment ($350,000)
Traffic will be controlled by 24-hour flagging each week from Monday to Friday for slope excavation work. All lanes will be open on the weekends.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 67-82, Glendale to Hugo paving and northbound Sexton climbing lane ($28 million)
This project will repave more than 14 miles of Interstate 5 between Hugo and Glendale, construct a 2.8-mile climbing lane on the northbound approach to Sexton Pass, and make other safety improvements.
Rolling slowdowns: Through mid-June, I-5 motorists should expect intermittent nighttime delays of 10-15 minutes in both directions due to rolling slowdowns.
►Although the specified times are from 7 p.m. - 8 a.m., the slowdowns will likely begin later in the evening based on traffic volumes.
►The southbound rolling slowdowns will extend from Exit 83 (Barton Road) to Sexton Mountain Pass (milepost 69), while the northbound slowdowns will stretch from Exit 48 (Rogue River) to Sexton Pass. Watch for pilot cars and roadside message boards.
►The slowdowns are necessary due to rock blasting for the new northbound Sexton climbing lane.
NB I-5 Sexton climbing lane (MP 66-69): The right northbound shoulder between the Hugo interchange and Sexton Pass (milepost 66-69) is closed until this fall due to construction. Motorists should expect intermittent congestion and possible delays during peak travel times. Watch for intermittent nighttime slow-lane closures between milepost 68 and 69.
Old Highway 99 and Exit 66: Traffic will soon be shifted onto the new alignment. Watch for gravel on the road surface until paving is completed. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.
Entire project area: I-5 motorists should watch for roadside workers and equipment throughout the project area. Expect intermittent daytime and nighttime lane and shoulder closures.
For more information: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION3/Pages/glendale-hugo1.aspx
U.S. 199 (Redwood Highway), Applegate River Bridge ($5.8 million)
Watch for workers and equipment on side of highway and shoulder.
Watch for intermittent daytime lane and shoulder closures along U.S. 199 and Riverbanks Road.
U.S. 199 (Redwood Highway) at Fairgrounds MP .79 ($794,000)
Next week, Monday-Thursday nights, contractor will stripe and other legend work. Project should be nearly complete by next Thursday night. Night paving and installation of signal loop in the project limits is complete
All lanes will be open between 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Watch for workers and equipment on side of highway.
Traffic from the Fairgrounds and Fairgrounds Road is able to make right turns and U-turns at either Ringuette Street or Redwood Avenue. U-turns are illegal at U.S. 199 at Allen Creek Road.
This safety project removes the traffic signal at Fairgrounds Road and makes pedestrian improvements on the north side of US 199, and repaves the highway in the project area.
OREGON 99 @ South Valley View Road – Jackson Street Realignment project (Local Improvement District )
Work continues next week, including Saturday May 18th. Watch for intermittent lane closures at and near the intersection, including the Bear Creek Greenway Trail.
OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway) between Linn Road and Oregon 234 - Eagle Point area – Utility Work
Utility work continues off roadway continues. Watch for intermittent delays with flaggers.
This is in preparation for a highway improvement project later this summer. For details, see the attached link: