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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 July 29-August 5, 2016, 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.


EMPIRE BLVD: Newmark Ave. to Wisconsin Ave. street improvements (Coos Bay) ($5 million)

This project will upgrade a one-mile section of Empire Blvd. with new drainage, sidewalks, lighting, and paving.

The northbound lane of Empire Blvd. is closed between Newmark Ave. and Fulton Ave. Northbound motorists will detour from Empire Blvd. onto Fulton Ave. and Marple St. Watch for construction and detour signage. The southbound lane of Empire Blvd. will be open, though motorists should watch for bumps and uneven pavement through the work zone.

Motorists should expect congestion and delays of less than 20 minutes through the work zone. Watch for intermittent lane closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

Please do not block side streets or driveway accesses when traffic is backed up. Allowing motorists to turn into driveways can help traffic move more quickly in both directions.

Access to all local businesses will be maintained during construction.

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 275.7 to MP 280.6, Johnson Creek-McTimmons Lane Paving ($2 Million)

Watch for nighttime (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) lane closures from Sunday evening to Friday morning. When nighttime lane closures are in effect, residents should wait for pilot cars before exiting their driveways.

During daylight hours, watch for intermittent lane closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 17.1, Gray Creek culvert replacement ($1.5 million)

This project will replace the Gray Creek culvert, which crosses under both Oregon 42 and Norway Road at milepost 17, about five mile east of Coquille. Construction is scheduled to be completed in September.

Oregon 42 is limited to one lane in each direction through the work zone (milepost 17). Watch for traffic control devices, construction vehicles and roadside work crews.

Norway Road is closed to through traffic at Gray Creek. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 31-38, Bridge Lane to Remote Paving ($2.5 million)

Watch for intermittent lane closures starting in mid-August.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 38-46, Maintenance

Watch for intermittent shoulder and lane closures for maintenance work.


U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 311, Reinhart Creek Bridge Rehabilitation ($1 million)

Watch for single-lane closures and brief delays. Traffic will be controlled by a temporary signal and flaggers.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 347, Thomas Creek Bridge Rehabilitation ($1.5 million)

Watch for single-lane closures and brief delays. Traffic will be controlled by a temporary signal and flaggers.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 358, Harbor Sidewalk Project ($175,000)

Watch for single-lane closures and brief delays.


U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 211, Umpqua River Bridge concrete repairs and rail replacement ($5.3 million)

Watch for intermittent lane closures with brief delays. Flaggers will provide traffic control.

OREGON 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 0.9 to 42.6, Culvert Upgrades ($1.4 million)

Watch for shoulder and single-lane closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed. Expect brief delays.

OREGON 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 11.5 to 12.0, Luder Creek bridge construction ($2.6 million)

This project replaces an existing box culvert with a new bridge. Construction will be completed in fall.

Traffic will be reduced to a single 16-foot-wide lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals and occasional flagging. Please watch for workers.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 63.8 to 69.4, Tenmile to Hoover Hill Rd Paving (2 million)

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane at night (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) from Sunday evening to Friday morning. Watch for intermittent daytime lane closures. Flaggers and pilot cars will provide traffic control.

When construction is taking place at night, property owners within the work zone should wait for pilot cars before leaving their driveways. Signs will be posted at the end of each driveway.

OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 0 (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.

At the intersection of Stephens Street and Diamond Lake Blvd., watch for lane closures due to construction on the two pedestrian islands. Flaggers will provide traffic control as necessary.

Stephens and Pine Street will be limited to a single lane near the Washington Avenue intersection.

The Oak Avenue Bridge will be reduced to a single lane of traffic around the clock for most of July and August.

When approaching the work zone, watch for congestion and delays on northbound and southbound Stephens, westbound Diamond Lake Blvd., and eastbound Harvard/Oak Avenue. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes.

Elsewhere, motorists should expect intermittent lane closures, congestion and delays throughout the work zone.

Meanwhile, the City of Roseburg has started construction on a nearby project that will make several improvements to Spruce Street and Parrott Street. Motorists should watch for lane closures on both streets, south of Oak Avenue. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

More project information is available at www.roseburg138.com.

OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 29.5-30.5 Border Slide repair ($438,000)

Through the end of July, Monday-Friday, watch for single lane traffic controlled by flaggers and up to 20 minute delays, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for slide repair.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 154 – 163, Anlauf-Elkhead Rd. Paving ($29.5 million)

This two-year project replaces eight miles of deteriorated asphalt with 11” of reinforced concrete pavement. The project will also add an auxiliary southbound climbing lane between MP 162-160, bridge deck overlays, upgraded guardrail, signing and striping.

Motorists should expect nighttime lane closures throughout the work zone.

At Exit 162 (Drain/Oregon 38 junction), the southbound on ramp is closed until October. A two mile detour is in place. Oregon 38 motorists are advised to take I-5 north to Exit 163 (Curtin) and turn around.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 128-129, North Umpqua River Bridge repairs

Watch for intermittent nighttime (8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.) lane closures in both directions as workers repair bridge joints and make other deck repairs.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 123-124, Roseburg Bike Path paving

The Roseburg Bike Path that leads from Harvard Avenue to Kendall Street (near the Douglas County Fairgrounds) along I-5 may be closed on Monday and Tuesday, August 1-2, for paving. Signs are posted at both ends of the bike path. Bicyclists are advised to use alternate routes.

At other times, expect minor delays and watch for workers and equipment along the bike path.


OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway), MP 57.2 - 65.4, Intersection of Oregon 62/230 and Crater Lake National Park Boundary, $1.1 million

Project is complete.

OREGON 66 (Greensprings Highway), MP 7-14, Maintenance paving

This Wednesday and Thursday, August 3-4, watch for single lane traffic with flagger and pilot car as maintenance crews performs blade patches on needed sections of the highway.

Watch for traffic control, 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

This work is scheduled to continue Monday and Tuesday of the following week (Aug. 8-9) in the same area, then will move east to MP 27-44 on August 10, 11, 15, and 16.

OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway), MP 0.7-.1.73, Expressway Project- Unit 2 Phase 1 ($120 million)

Latest project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6GMIJ15VyI&feature=youtu.be

Last traffic switch due to the Lone Pine Creek culvert construction is scheduled for Monday night, August 1. Watch for single lane traffic through this area Monday night as the barrier and traffic switch occur.

Watch for construction-related vehicles entering the worksite on the far south side of the culvert (near Del Taco and Lava Lanes).

U-turn is installed for westbound Oregon 62 traffic at Poplar and Bullock intersection. This will allow westbound traffic back to south side businesses. ‘No U turn’ sign is placed at Oregon 62 at Delta Waters Road for eastbound traffic.

Next scheduled left turn restriction begins on the dates below.

Delta Waters Rd. to Poplar Drive – September 8.

Old Medco Haul Road is closed to all traffic, including bicyclists and pedestrians.

Watch for workers and equipment off roadway daytime but on the road during the night - but in the work zone.

All lanes Oregon 62 lanes will be open between 6 a.m. – 7 p.m., Mon.-Thurs, and 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

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

Watch for major traffic control changes next week on the west side of the project.

New traffic signal at Bolz and Oregon 99 scheduled for turn on by Friday of next week, Aug. 5. That means traffic will be changed to the permanent configuration: East Bolz Rd. will become a one way eastbound from the new Oregon 99 signal. North Phoenix Rd. (formerly Fern Valley Rd.) west of the Bear Creek Bridge will be one way westbound.

Northbound off-ramp is open.

Traffic is on the south side of the new Bear Creek Bridge so sidewalks, tube rail and signs can be installed on the far north side bridge.

Contractor is working on returning Luman Rd. back to its original alignment after use as temporary SB on and off-ramps. Luman Rd. traffic should expect short delays and flagging.

Oregon 99 work continues near the Ray’s Market entrance and Oregon 99.

Greenway trail under the Bear Creek Bridge and new approaches are under construction but expected to open early next month.

All Interstate 5 lanes are open in the project area, and speeds are reduced to 50 MPH in the work zone. This speed reduction will soon be lifted after July 20.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway) MP 12, Siskiyou Rest Area-Welcome Center - Phase 1 ($6.29 million)

Watch for trucks entering and exiting work site from Crowson Road throughout the week daytime.

The I-5 northbound slow lane is closed from about MP 10 to past the Crowson Rd. overpass. This allows the contractor to work a retaining wall on the southeast side of the bridge that intrudes into the I-5 slow lane shoulder. This work facilitates construction of the service road to the new facility.

The northbound speed limit is reduced to 55 MPH during this phase of work which has been extended to September.

When the project is finished, this road will become a gated access road for facility staff. This first phase focuses ramps and roads for the new facility. A second phase next year will construct the rest area and welcome center buildings.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway) Bear Creek Bridge Scour project (MP 30.69) $2 million

There will be no I-5 traffic impacts from this project that will reinforce the bridge supports from Bear Creek erosion in a major flood. All work will be off the roadway, although contractors will be hauling materials in on Midway Road, Medford.

Bear Creek Greenway will remain open during the work.


U.S. 199 (Redwood Highway) Applegate River Bridge to Slate Creek paving, MP 7.02-14.2 ($3.2 million)

Mainline paving is complete, however, night paving continues with work on driveways/roadway approaches Monday-Thursday nights. Watch for single lane closures with flaggers from 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.

Watch for night time work, including paving, at Round Prairie Road for new right turn lane Monday and Tuesday nights.

This project will also repave Redwood Highway at night from west of Applegate River Bridge to Slate Creek, replace several culverts across the highway. It will address several ADA intersections in Cave Junction beginning July 26.