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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


April 27-May 1, 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 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 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. The second phase of the Nelscott Strip reconstruction is underway..Starting Monday night April 27th and continuing through Tuesday April 28th the parking area in the Nelscott Strip will be closed as will all of the businesses. During this time the entire parking area will be rebuilt with new sidewalk, paving and striping. It will reopen no later than Wedensday April 29th. Additional parking is available in the city parking lots on 32nd St and 35th St. Starting April 28th, 32nd St west of US 101 will be closed to rebuild the roadway. 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.

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. There will be night work from 9 pm to 6:30am starting Sunday the 19th. The contractor will be closing one lane at a time to install new traffic detection loops at the following intersections N 22nd St, NW 17th St, NW 14th St, NW 6th St, S 1st St/ D River, City Hall, and East Devils Lake Rd. Motorists should watch for workers along the highway shoulder. Project is scheduled for completion by May 30, 2015. (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 weekdays through May 4th, traffic is reduced to one lane during the day and controlled by flaggers. Expect delays up to 20 minutes.
It’s expected that starting the week of May 4th, traffic will be 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.
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: The project is in punch list mode at this time with limited crew activity taking place in the center median during daylight hours. Intermittent shoulder closures to accompany work taking place in the center median. Watch for 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: 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 may begin 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.
  • 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. 
For the week of April 27th, there will be intermittent daytime lane closures of northbound US101 between Quince Street and 28th Street..
  • OR 34 Benton County—Replace culvert, MP 51.26. 
Expect a single lane restriction with a flagger controlling traffic during daytime hours.
Watch for construction vehicles and machinery entering and exiting the highway.
(Contact Ken Kohl, Project Manager, 541-747-1496) 
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