Starting in 2015, the Oregon Department of Transportation began replacing hundreds of culverts along Oregon 38 (Umpqua Highway) and U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway) in Douglas County and Coos County. Many of the culverts are aging and damaged, requiring frequent maintenance to address drainage problems.
The three-year pilot program, a joint effort of ODOT and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, is intended to improve drainage and fish passage along streams crossing under the highways.
Oregon 38 (MP 0-57) from Reedsport to I-5, and U.S. 101 (MP 198-244) from the Douglas/Lane County Line to the Oregon 42 junction.
Cost and Funding
$30 million (estimate) for entire pilot program