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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 two weeks Nov. 21-Dec. 5, 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 beams are in place southbound. Little construction will take place this Thanksgiving week.

Next major detour scheduled for setting northbound girders.

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.

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 relocation)

Watch for possible 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. Utilities are also working off the highway on Whittle Ave.

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)

There are still some loose ends to wrap up on this project.

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 may 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.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway) Exit 33, Road & Weather/Camera installation

Watch for shoulder work near the interchange for this RWIS installation

OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway) MP 56, Road & Weather/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 259.6 to 259.8, Bullards Bridge rehabilitation

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