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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 Nov. 21-28, 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.



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

I-5 beam set is scheduled with associated detours:

Southbound detour, Tues. through Thurs., Nov. 18 - 2010 p.m. – 5 a.m. Southbound traffic will detour from south Medford (exit 27) to Talent (exit 21) using Oregon 99.

Northbound detour, Tues. through Thurs., Dec. 2 and 4, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Northbound traffic will travel up-and-over the existing Phoenix exit 24 northbound off and on-ramp.

Nearly all construction is off the roadway as traffic is on temporary alignments. 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)

Intermittent work is continuing off roadway on this 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.

Video of last Saturday’s bridge set available at: http://youtu.be/K2NceAWw8no

OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway), between Poplar Drive and Delta Waters Road (Utility relocations)

Watch for single lane traffic controlled by flaggers Sunday through Thursday nights, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., at the intersection of Oregon 62 and Poplar Dr./Bullock Rd. intersection, as well as intermittent night time single lane traffic between Poplar Drive and Delta Waters Road.

This work includes utility relocations for the upcoming Oregon 62 Expressway project, scheduled to bid in March 2015.

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

Watch for intermittent night time (7 p.m. - 6 a.m.) ramp work and I-5 lane closures this week as contractor wraps up the project.

Depot Street/Rogue River/exit 48

Contractor will continue finishing work on Depot Street night time this week.

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.


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.

A 16-foot-4-inch load height restriction is in place indefinitely for northbound and southbound traffic on the bridge.

Both sidewalks on the bridge are open. Pedestrians are advised to use caution.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 259.6 to 259.8, Bullards Bridge rehabilitation

Watch for single-lane closures controlled by flaggers. Expect brief delays.

OREGON 42S (Coquille-Bandon Highway), MP 4.5 to 17.0, Low Volume Paving ($1.4 million)

Project is complete.

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 intermittent single-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. 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.


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.

OREGON 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 16, Scottsburg Bridge repair

Watch for lane closures and delays up to 20 minutes the week of Nov. 17-20 due to repairs on the Scottsburg Bridge. Watch for flaggers and message boards.

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).

All ramps throughout the work zone are now open, including: Exit 162 (Drain), Exit 163 (Curtin), Exit 170 (south Cottage Grove). Expect intermittent delays (under 20 minutes) at each on-ramp next week due to striping work. Watch for flaggers.

All I-5 travel lanes are expected to be open by Friday night, Nov. 14. Watch for intermittent shoulder and lane closures the week of November 16-22. Watch for construction vehicles, workers and traffic control devices throughout the work zone.


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.