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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 May 20-26, 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.


OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway) Expressway Project- Unit 2 Phase 1 ($120 million) MP .7-.1.73

Knife River is working on the corridor beginning the project’s first phase. Watch for single lane closures at night as crews build a temporary pedestrian path on the south side of the highway, which will allow for pedestrian access when curb and sidewalk are removed.

Also next week, at night the contractor will begin removing concrete curb median, beginning on the east end of the project.

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. Thurs.-Sunday.

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

New southbound on ramp opened last Friday evening. This is the third permanent ramp at the new interchange.

This week, night time, watch for permanent striping on I-5 in the project area,  as well as the overpass and the east side roads, such as North Phoenix Road and Grove Road.

Asphalt base lifts are in on OR 99 and Bolz Road. Final lift won’t go in until all work is done later this summer.

All Interstate 5 lanes are open in the project area, and speeds are reduced to 50 MPH in the work zone.

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

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 will continue through end of June.

 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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.

OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway) MP 56-66 and OREGON 230 (West Diamond Lake Highway) MP 0-10 Sign installations.

Watch for daytime shoulder closures and possible single lane traffic controlled by flagger as contractor is installing warning signs and chevrons.

OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway) Shady Cove area, south of the Rogue River Bridge

Mon. AND Thurs., May, 23 and 26, ODOT maintenance will be grind inlay paving through town Monday-Thursday7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Watch for single lane traffic with flagger.


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

Watch for night time single lane closures next week for guardrail installation beginning near Slate Creek, MP 14 and working toward Grants Pass. A second work zone will be near MP 12 and heading toward Cave Junction installing storm pipe and culvert.

Watch for single lane closure controlled by flaggers.

Daytime, watch for possible shoulder closure near Round Prairie Road.


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. is 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.

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 198-229, Culvert and fish passage upgrades ($500,000)

This project repairs or replaces 19 culverts along U.S. 101 between the Lane/Douglas County Line and the Hauser community in Coos County.

Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures as various culverts are replaced or repaired. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers 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.

Starting in late May, Oregon 42 will be limited to one lane in each direction through the work zone (milepost 17). Watch for traffic control devices, construction vehicles and roadside work crews. Also starting in late May, Norway Road will be closed to through traffic at Gray Creek. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

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

Watch for intermittent shoulder and lane closures for maintenance work.

OREGON 42S (Coquille-Bandon Highway), MP 2-5, Paving Project ($400,000)

Expect brief delays with a single lane closure controlled by flaggers and pilot car.


U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 355.9, Harris Beach Multiuse Path Rehabilitation

The multiuse path south of Harris Beach State Park will be closed until May 27 for maintenance.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 358.6, Sinkhole/culvert Repair

U.S. 101 has been reopened south of Brookings with a paved lane of traffic in each direction. Sinkhole repairs continue with work focusing on utilities, sidewalks, curbs, drainage, etc. on U.S. 101, Shopping Center Avenue and the parking lot where the sinkhole first appeared. Motorists should expect intermittent brief delays. Please watch for workers and equipment in the work zone.


U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 198-229, Culvert and fish passage upgrades ($500,000)

This project repairs or replaces 19 culverts along U.S. 101 between the Lane/Douglas County Line and the Hauser community in Coos County.

Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures as various culverts are replaced or repaired. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers as needed.

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 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 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.

Throughout the work area, motorists should watch for intermittent lane closures and expect congestion and delays. ODOT advises motorists to use alternate routes and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations.

Washington Ave.: The one-block section of Washington Avenue between Pine Street and Spruce Street will be closed for 55 hours, from 10 p.m. on Friday, May 20, to 5 a.m.on Monday, May 23. This will allow workers to upgrade the Washington Avenue railroad crossing. During the closure, westbound motorists will detour along Douglas Avenue and Spruce Street to reach the Washington Avenue Bridge.

Throughout the week of May 23-27, motorists should watch for intermittent single-lane closures on Washington Avenue at the railroad tracks.

Stephens/Douglas intersection: Watch for flaggers both day and night at the Stephens/Douglas intersection.

Douglas Avenue: The one block section of Douglas Avenue between the railroad tracks and Stephens Street will be closed the from Monday, May 23, to Friday, May 27.

Spruce Street: The one-block section of Spruce Street between Washington and Oak Avenues is closed to through traffic. Access to local businesses will be maintained, and motorists will be able to use the Washington-Spruce intersection.

Eastbound Harvard, Oak Avenue: Motorists should watch for congestion and expect delays on eastbound Harvard Ave. and Oak Ave. between the I-5 Harvard interchange (Exit 124) and Stephens Street. Please give yourself extra travel time and consider alternate routes.

Oak Avenue Bridge: On Sunday night, May 22, eastbound Harvard motorists should expect delays of 20 minutes at the Oak Avenue Bridge between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. as workers place concrete barrier in the left lane. The bridge will be limited to one lane of traffic until July.

Pedestrians should watch for sidewalk and crosswalk closures throughout the work zone. Please look for pedestrian detour signs.

OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 81.6, Thielsen Trailhead parking lot paving

Weather permitting, the parking area for the Thielsen Trailhead is scheduled to be paved on Thursday, May 26. Visitors will be allowed to park along the shoulder of the highway while the parking lot is closed.

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.

Watch for intermittent lane closures throughout the work zone the week of May 23-27.

All lanes through the work zone will be open during the Memorial Day weekend, from noon on Friday, May 27 to 11 p.m. on Monday, May 30.

Motorists should watch for lane closures in both directions, congestion and delays starting Tuesday morning, May 31.

Watch for lane closures and 18’6” width restrictions in both the northbound and southbound directions.

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, Repairs to North Umpqua River Bridges (Winchester)

During the week of May 22-28, Interstate 5 motorists should watch intermittent nighttime (8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.) lane and shoulder closures on both northbound and southbound bridges over the North Umpqua River (milepost 128-129). Width restrictions of 14’ will also be in place at night.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 112-117, Roberts Mountain survey and drilling work

Interstate 5 motorists should watch for weekday shoulder closures in both directions between milepost 112 and 117.

Various locations in Douglas County and Jackson County, Rogue/Umpqua guardrail replacement ($600,000)

Expect brief delays and watch for intermittent lane closures with flaggers at the following locations:

Oregon 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 38 to MP 46

Oregon 230 (Diamond Lake Highway), MP 0 to MP 10.3

Oregon 62 (Crater Lake Highway), MP 56