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For Immediate Release
The following report is for January 23-30, 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 project ($72 million)
I-5 bridge deck is poured and curing. Work continues next week on the Bear Creek structure. Work has begun on the north side of Fern Valley Road, west ofthe Bear Creek Bridge.
New Tripcheck cameras are in place: http://bit.ly/1BjNi0v
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)
Watch for possible single lane closures with traffic control next week as finish work continues with guardrail installation, etc.
Project includes multi-use path, along the highway and a bike-ped bridge across Sardine Creek.
Video of bridge set available at: http://youtu.be/K2NceAWw8no
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway) Exit 33, Road & Weather Information/Camera installation
Watch for northbound shoulder work near the interchange for this RWIS installation.
OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway) MP 56, Road & Weather Information/Camera installation
Watch for shoulder work near Union Creek for this RWIS installation.
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 238.15 to 238.61, 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.
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 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 38.2 to MP 45.9, County Line Curves safety improvements ($7.5 million)
Project is on winter hiatus. Watch for intermittent maintenance activities and 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)
Project is on winter hiatus. No traffic impacts are expected until April.
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 lane closures. Traffic will be controlled either by a temporary traffic signal or flaggers.
The sidewalks on the bridge are closed until September.
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).
Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures through the work zone (milepost 162-169).
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 148 (SB), Weather station and camera installation project
This project will install a weather station and TripCheck cameras on Rice Hill (milepost 146), about a mile south of the Rice Hill interchange. Construction will take place on the southbound side of I-5.
Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures in the southbound direction between milepost 148 and 146 the week of Jan. 26-30. The southbound shoulder in this area will remain closed until construction is complete. Watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the travel lanes.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 90, Weather station and camera installation project
This project will install TripCheck cameras and pavement temperature sensors on Canyon Creek Pass, about eight miles south of Canyonville.
Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures on I-5 at milepost 90 due to construction on the Canyon Creek Pass weather and camera station.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 67-82, Glendale to Hugo paving and northbound Sexton climbing lane ($28 million)
Construction on this project is complete. Watch for intermittent maintenance work the next few months.