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For More Information:  Steve Schultz, Project Manager
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Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties

State Highway Construction

                                 

 
May 18-22, 2015
 
Lincoln County 
 
US 20 PME: UPRR - Eddyville (Phase 3) MP 16.29 – MP 21.88
Project Summary: The project will accomplish the following:
  • 2-3 million cubic yards of earthwork
  • Landslide mitigation including placement of more than 400 ground anchors
  • Construction of 70,000 feet of horizontal drains
  • Erosion control
  • Landscaping
Remarks:  Construction of Phase 3 continues with ground anchor installation, blasting, earthwork, and erosion control. The contractor is currently estimating two blasts per week. Rock trucks will continue intermittently. The current schedule is for work to take place 6-days a week, Monday through Saturday, while weather permits. Flaggers will facilitate trucks entering and leaving the project, which will result in occasional momentary delays. The majority of the work is taking place well away from the current US 20 highway.
 
US 20 PME: UPRR - Eddyville (Phase 3A) MP 25.82
Project Summary: The project will accomplish the following:
  • Remove 145,000 cubic yards of fill from a property at the end of Brush Trail Road
  • Erosion control
Remarks:       Construction on the Phase 3A is finished for the season. Excavation work will continue in the spring. The majority of the work will take place well away from the US 20 highway.
 
 
US101: S.E. 23rd DR. – S.W. 35th ST. (Lincoln City),   (U.S. 101, MP115.9 – MP116.8)
Project Summary: The project will widen US 101 with a lane in each direction and a center turn lane. It will create wider shoulders, new curb and sidewalk, a new pedestrian crossing, a new signal at 32nd St., retaining walls and landscaping.
Remarks: Work will continue on the new parking lot at 29th St. There will be curb and sidewalk work on the west side of US101 from 28th St to 31sndSt..   32nd St west of US 101 is closed to rebuild the roadway, construct a retaining wall and construct the new traffic signal. A signed detour will be in place to guide traffic around the work area. No lanes on US 101 will be closed during the day, but flaggers may be stopping traffic for short periods to let trucks and equipment on and off the road. (Steven Schultz, 541-757-4158)
 
US 101: Lincoln City Adaptive Signal Control Project, (US 101, MP 113.82 – MP 115.56)
Project Summary: The US 101: Lincoln City Adaptive Signal Project will create a new traffic signal control system along part of US 101 in Lincoln City, that will adapt to real-time traffic demands along the corridor, easing congestion and improving traffic flow.
Remarks: There should be very little impact to traffic. Most of the work will be done from the highway shoulders and work requiring lane closures will be performed at night.  (Steven Schultz, 541-757-4158)
 
US 101: Frasier Creek Culvert (US 101, MP 104.4, between Hwy 18 Junction and Salmon River) Contract amount: $1.378 million
 
Project:   The purpose of this project is to assist the US Forest Service in the restoration efforts to restore the Salmon River Estuary. This project will install a new fish passage culvert to connect Fraser Creek on the east side of US 101 with the original Fraser Creek Channel on the west side of US101 that was cut off when US 101 was constructed.
 
Remarks: Traffic has been routed onto a diversion. The posted Speed Limit in the work zone will be reduced to 45 MPH. Watch for construction vehicles and machinery entering and exiting the highway.
(Contact Ken Kohl, Project Manager, 541-747-1496)
 
 
US 101: Fogarty Creek Bridge Cathodic Protection (US 101, MP 125.2) Contract amount: $2.19 million
Project: This bridge preservation project will repair damaged concrete in the bridge’s pillars, spans and supports. It will also construct a cathodic protection system to inhibit corrosion in the reinforced steel.
 
Remarks: Traffic will not be restricted except for intermittent lane closures. Watch for construction equipment and trucks entering and exiting the highway.
    
 
 
Benton/Linn counties
 
OR 34/US 20: South Bypass to Riverside Drive (3rd Street, Van Buren Street, OR 34, and OR 34/US20-Corvallis) Contract amount: $3.38 million
 
Project: This project addresses congestion in East Corvallis and the South Bypass intersection with OR 34. This project will:
  • Partially rebuild and repave 3rd Street, between Jackson and Harrison
  • Add a dedicated right turn lane from 3rd Street to Van Buren Street and a dedicated bicycle lane between Jackson and Harrison
  • Add dual right turn lanes from northbound South Bypass to eastbound OR 34
  • Extend the existing multi-use path on the north side of OR 34 to the west and the east.
 
Remarks: A temporary signal has been installed at the intersection Hwy 34 north bound and Hwy 34 east and west bound. Work has begun on a second right turn lane on Hwy 34. The temporary traffic control will reduce north bound Hwy 34 down to just one lane and will reduce east bound from the bridge to just past the signal from two through-lanes to just one through-lane for a couple of months. The traffic control and timing of the signal was adjusted to mitigate traffic delays. The contractor plans to place the curb and get ready for paving of stage 1. The contractor has begun work on the multi-use path starting near Peoria Road. This work will be off the roadway and will have little effect on traffic.
Work will begin on the foundation of the two signal poles at the intersection of 3rd St and Van Buren.
 
Region 2 Culverts (U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway) MP 39.66, MP 121.35, MP 189, OR 34 (Alsea Highway) MP 51.26) Contract amount: $2.841 million
 
Project: This project will rehabilitate or replace culverts and/or storm drains at four locations in Tillamook, Lane, Lincoln and Benton counties.
 
Remarks:  
  • U.S. 101 Tillamook County—Rehabilitate culvert, MP 39.66. 
Work expected to begin early July and be completed mid-July. Expect minor delays. 
 
  • U.S. 101 Lincoln County—Replace culvert, MP 121.35. 
Work expected to begin early July and be completed mid-July. Expect minor delays.
 
  • U.S. 101 Lane County (Florence) — Rehabilitate storm drain, MP 189.  Project will replace storm drain in Quince Street north of 10th and in the northbound lanes of US101 from 12th to 28th. 
Work is expected to begin in September.
 
  • OR 34 Benton County—Replace culvert, MP 51.26. 
Work is expected to resume in June.
 
 
Watch for construction vehicles and machinery entering and exiting the highway.
(Contact Ken Kohl, Project Manager, 541-747-1496) 
  
  
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