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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 September 26-October 3, 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.


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. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

The sidewalk on both sides of the bridge has been reduced to three feet in width during construction.

NOTE: Due to construction activity and safety concerns, the access road at the northeast corner of the bridge is restricted. Only ODOT employees and contractors are permitted in this area. Please do not drive or park on the access road.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 234-238, North Bend to Coos Bay paving, sidewalks and traffic signals ($6.5 million)

Watch for intermittent lane, shoulder and sidewalk closures throughout the project area.

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

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)

This project will improve safety through this corridor by straightening the road in some areas and improving sight distances for drivers.

Watch for single lane closures seven days a week. Watch for flaggers and pilot cars. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the travel lanes.


U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 330-331, Hunter Creek Bridge cathodic protection ($3 million)

Watch for workers and equipment in the roadway. Watch for intermittent 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 for pile driving. 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.

While the lane closures on U.S. 101 are in effect, motorists on East Harris Heights Road are allowed to turn left onto U.S. 101 southbound when they can safely do so. However, when visibility is compromised, motorists on East Harris Heights Road are advised to wait for traffic to clear before attempting to turn onto U.S. 101. Most delays should be less than 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 intermittent single-lane closures and brief delays. Repair work will continue until mid-October.

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). Construction will continue until the end of the year.

I-5 lane closures (24/7), MP 168-170: I-5 is limited to one lane of traffic in both directions at milepost 168-170 until mid-November. Motorists should expect congestion and delays during peak travel times.

I-5 lane closures, MP 162-168: Watch for intermittent northbound and southbound I-5 lane closures between milepost 162 and 168.

Exit 163 northbound ramp closures: The northbound on- and off- ramps at Exit 163 (Curtin) will be closed for three weeks startingMonday morning, Sept. 29. Motorists are advised to use the northbound ramps at Exit 162 (Drain/Oregon 38 junction).

Exit 162 and Exit 163 northbound ramps (nighttime): Watch for flaggers at the northbound ramps of Exit 162 (Drain/Oregon 38 junction) and Exit 163 (Curtin) the weekend of Sept. 26-28 due to paving work.

Exit 170 (south Cottage Grove) NB off-ramp: The Exit 170 northbound off-ramp is closed until mid-November. Northbound I-5 motorists should use alternate routes. All ramps at Exit 174 (Cottage Grove) will remain open.

Exit 170 (south Cottage Grove) SB on-ramp: The southbound on-ramp at Exit 170 is scheduled to remain open during this construction phase. Motorists planning to use the ramp should expect delays up to 20 minutes due to construction activity on the ramp. Additionally, vehicles entering I-5 will have to merge into a single-lane of traffic, and motorists are advised to drive with caution.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 0-154, California border to Elkhead Road barrier and guardrail replacement

This project will repair or replace barrier and guardrail at several areas along I-5 in Douglas, Josephine and Jackson counties. Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 131.5: Bridge deck overlay project

Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures on the I-5 bridge over Sutherlin Creek (milepost 131.5) the week of Sept. 29-30.


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.

Watch for intermittent nighttime ramp closures at Wolf Creek (Exit 76) the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 3.

U.S. 199 (Redwood Highway), MP 7, Applegate River Bridge replacement ($5.8 million)

Project is nearly complete. Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 0-155, California border to Elkhead Road barrier and guardrail replacement

This project will repair or replace barrier and guardrail at several areas along I-5 in Josephine, Douglas, and Jackson counties. Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures.



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

Striping of I-5 on-and-off ramps will continue this week with intermittent ramp closures (watch for portable message signs for exact dates and times). Finish shoulder work continues on mainline I-5.

Watch for single lane closures on I-5 and intermittent ramp closures, 7 p.m. - 6 a.m.

Depot Street/Rogue River/exit 48

Contractor will continue work on Depot Street through this weekend and early next week with striping.

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.

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

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)

Watch for intermittent single lane traffic controlled by flagger.

Work is off the roadway constructing an 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.

Tiller-Trail Highway roadway improvements, MP 43-44, south of the Douglas/Jackson County Line, ($5 million)

Paving is planned for TuesdayWednesday and Thursday (September 30 – October 2).  During paving operations delays may exceed 20 minutes.  On Monday and Friday delays of up to 20 minutes should be expected.

Construction is underway to widen and straighten the alignment on this section of roadway linking Jackson and Douglas counties. Four slide areas will also be improved.


INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 796-680, California/Oregon border to Redding construction

Caltrans is working on several projects along Interstate 5 in northern California through October. Southbound I-5 motorists should expect intermittent lane closures, congestion and delays from the state line to Redding, including one area north of Yreka on the Anderson Grade.

For more information, motorists are advised to visit the Caltrans website (www.caltrans2.info), or contact Caltrans Public Information Officer Trisha Coder by phone (530-229-0511) or email (trisha.coder@dot.ca.gov)