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Construction Report

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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 Oct 2-9, 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 30, northbound on ramp from westbound Oregon 62

Project is in final two week of construction.

Mon. - Thurs., the I-5 southbound loop ramp will close intermittently during the night time hours, 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. for construction of the new Bear Creek Greenway connections to Oregon 62 west of the I-5 southbound on-& -off ramps.

Southbound I-5 traffic from westbound Oregon 62 will be directed north to Central Point exit 33 for the turn around.

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

Luman/Fern Valley intersection ‘lift’ wrapped up early, at 3:30 Sunday morning.

No other major traffic impacts expected. Construction is focused currently on concrete paving off existing roads.

Construction is ongoing throughout the project. 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)

New signals are on, paving is complete. Contractor now focused on striping this week with some night time flagging of the intersection.

Mon. – Thurs. nights, 7 p.m. - 7 a.m., watch for flaggers and single lane traffic, congestion for this safety improvement project. Signals are up but not yet energized. Final paving scheduled next week.

This project builds new protected turn lanes and adds new signals and crosswalks to all four intersection quadrants.

Oregon 62, 140, 230, 234 & 238 (Crater Lake, Lake of the Woods, Sam’s Valley, Jacksonville and West Diamond Lake Highways) $1.2 million

Contractor is installing signs. Watch for possible single lane traffic in the work zones controlled by flaggers.


Interstate 5 (Pacific Highway) Exit 61, Merlin interchange improvements ($2.3 million)

Striping is complete. Legends and crosswalks will be finished next week. Signal turn-on scheduled for Oct. 6 and 7th.

Stripers will be working days next week. Expect no more than 20 minute delays.

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.


Various Highways, Coos County Signal Upgrades ($800,000)

Watch for night time lane closures controlled by flaggers throughout Coos County as traffic signals in Coquille, Myrtle Point, Coos Bay, North Bend, and Bandon are upgraded.

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 intermittent lane closures controlled by flaggers.


No traffic impacts are expected on state highways in Curry County this week.


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. 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 bicycle/pedestrian network.

Stephens Street is limited to one lane in each direction between Diamond Lake Blvd. and Douglas Ave. Watch for flaggers at the Stephens-Douglas intersection. The lane closures will be in effect 24/7 for several weeks. Motorists should expect congestion and delays during peak travel times. ODOT advises motorists to use alternate routes and give themselves extra travel time to reach their destinations. The lane closures will allow workers to install a storm pipe down the center of Stephens and widen the roadway so that turn lanes can be built at the Douglas intersection.

Diamond Lake Blvd.: Motorists should also watch for intermittent lane closures on Diamond Lake Blvd. between Stephens and Winchester Street. Elsewhere in the work zone, motorists should watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures.

Sidewalks: Pedestrians should watch for sidewalk and crosswalk closures. Please look for pedestrian detour signs.

Streetlights: At night, motorists and pedestrians should expect darker conditions than usual on Stephens Street between the Deer Creek Bridge and Douglas Ave. This project will replace most of the streetlights within the work zone. However, there may be a lag of several months between when the old streetlights are disconnected and the new lights are operational.

For staging plans and other information about this project, please visit: www.roseburg138.com.