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Benton, Lincoln & Linn Counties
For More Information:  Steve Schultz, Project Manager
(541) 757-4211


Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties

State Highway Construction


March 30-April 3, and April 6-10, 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 and erosion control. Earthwork is being performed when weather permits. Blasting activities have started and will continue throughout the summer. Rock trucks will continue intermittently. 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 willwiden 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 retaining wall on the south side of 29nd, west of US101, and on the parking lot at 29th St. There will be sidewalk work on the west side of US101 from 23rd St to 31st St. Guardrail will be installed throughout the project The second phase of the Nelscott Strip reconstruction will start the week of April 6th with sidewalk removal between the businesses at night. Parking in the Nelscott Strip will be modified and a pedestrian path added. Additional parking is available in the city parking lots on 32nd St and 35th St..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: 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: For the weeks of March 30th and April 6th, traffic is reduced to one lane during the day controlled by flaggers. Expect delays up to 20 minutes. 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.
Linn County
I-5: Median Cable Barrier
(Interstate 5: MP 185 to 186, MP 209 to 238, MP 240 to 242 and MP 244 to 246)
Contract amount: $3.92M
Project Summary: This project will add cable barrier and some additional guardrail in the median in locations between Salem and Eugene, as well as a short section between Creswell and Goshen. When complete, this work will help prevent median cross-over accidents through these sections of I-5.
Remarks: Work will continue between MP 233 and 236, followed by work between MP 240 and 242 that will be done concurrently with construction between MP 185 and 186 between Creswell and Goshen. During construction, expect single lane restrictions with a 50 mph work zone speed reduction, Sunday nights from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., then 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Shoulder closures will occur 24 hours per day. Watch for intermittent work zones within the project limits and trucks entering and leaving the work area.                  
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: There will be intermediate construction in downtown Corvallis as they continue shoulder work on the east side, forming curbs and paving back the shoulder.   Travelers can expect lane closures at night while work is going on. Business accesses will be marked with blue business access signs or cones. Work on the bus turn out continues near Peoria Road and excavation off the shoulder of highway 34 is underway. A temporary signal will be installed at the intersection Hwy 34 north bound and Hwy 34 east and west bound. After which work will begin for 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 reduced east bound from the bridge to just past the signal from two through-lanes to just one through-lane for a couple of months.
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.
  • 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 expected to begin September and be completed in October.
  • OR 34 Benton      County—Replace culvert, MP 51.26. 
Expect a single lane restriction with a flagger controlling traffic during daytime hours.
Beginning next week, there will be 24 hour flagging at the location, with delays of no more than 20 minutes.
Watch for construction vehicles and machinery entering and exiting the highway.
(Contact Ken Kohl, Project Manager, 541-747-1496)
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