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HWY 199 - Bridges Project
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Hwy. 199 East and West Fork Illinois River Bridge Replacement project


Public Service Representative:
Bill Boyett, (541) 774-6332
US 199: East and West Fork Illinois River Bridge Replacement project

The four Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) bridge projects are located in the Illinois Valley on Redwood Highway (US 199), the major economic and tourist link between the Interstate 5 corridor in southern Oregon and the northern California and Oregon coast communities.
Due to cracking, the replacement of the Big West and Rough and Ready bridges are a critical project. The East Fork and Little West fork bridges are structurally deficient and functionally obsolete to today’s traffic.
The cost for the four bridge project is $16 million.
The goal during construction is to keep motorists’ delays to a minimum as the bridges are replaced. This means that in three of the bridges, temporary bridges will be constructed adjacent to the existing bridge so traffic can keep flowing. At Rough and Ready Creek, the new bridge is being constructed on a different highway alignment.
Spans for the new bridges are being lengthened and the number of bridge supports within the ordinary high water level have been be reduced as much as possible.
The bridges are being replaced through a combination of funding from the Oregon Transportation Investment Act and the State Transportation Improvement program.
For more information:


- Bill B. Boyette
Voice: (541) 774-6332