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Benton, Lincoln & Linn Counties
For More Information:  Steve Schultz, Project Manager
(541) 757-4211
ODOT PIO Angela Beers Seydel 541-726-2442
Email:  angela.beers-seydel@odot.state.or.us


Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties

State Highway Construction


October 7 - 13, 2016
Lincoln County
U.S. 20 PME: UPRR – Eddyville (Phase 4) (U.S. 20 MP 15.78 – MP 31.48)
Project Summary:
  • Construction of landslide mitigation and geotechnical features
  • Over 350,000 cubic yards of earthwork
  • Construction of roadbed, aggregate base and asphalt concrete pavement
  • Installation of drainage, guard rail, striping, and signing
  • Installation of a wildlife crossing culvert under the new roadbed
  • Erosion control
  • Landscaping
  • Re-routing public traffic onto the new alignment
Remarks: 10-hour full highway closures continue. The road is closed Saturday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. The road will remain open on Friday nights. Construction of Phase 4 continues with drainage, blasting and excavation work near the west end of the project at approximately MP 16. Expect increased truck traffic on the existing U.S. 20 alignment due to material hauling and deliveries on both the east and west ends of the project. This week the 10 hour closures have been cancelled for Thursday 10/6/16 through Sunday 10/9/16 due to wet weather. The 10 hour closures will resume the night of 10/10/16. Tie in work at the west end of the project is currently scheduled for early next week. The tie in work will take place during the night closure but may continue into the following day with single lane closures. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes during the day during the week of 10/10/16 through 10/15/16. This work is weather dependent and is subject to change. Once the tie-in work is complete traffic will be routed onto the new alignment. Currently the project is on schedule to open to traffic on or before October 15th. All other work is taking place away from the existing U.S. 20 alignment.
Steven Schultz (541) 757-4158
U.S. 101@NE East Devils Lake RD (U.S.101 MP111.0 – MP111.6)
Project Summary:
  • Add a left turn lane on U.S. 101 at NE East Devils Lake Rd.
  • Create wider shoulders and improve sight distance in an effort the reduce crashes.
Remarks: All work is now complete except for minor repairs. No delays expected.
Steven Schultz (541) 757-4158
U.S. 101: Whale Cove Culvert Replacement (US101 MP 128.832)
Project Summary:
  • Replace two failing culverts across US 101 south of Depoe Bay
  • The contractor will use a trenchless technology install new culverts
Remarks: The contractor will be building temporary access roads, and installing temporary water management facilities. A portion of the Oregon Coast Trail will be diverted onto the shoulder of the highway to avoid the work area. Steven Schultz (541) 757-4158
OR229: Siletz River (Fuller) & (Ojalla) Bridges Strengthening
(OR229 MP 20.6 & 23.1)
Project Summary:
  • Strengthen bridges with epoxy shear anchors
  • Inject cracks in concrete with epoxy
Remarks: Contractor will be closing a lane to perform the work. Work will continue for 4-5 weeks. Expect 5 minute delays.
Eric Alexander 541-686-7642
Linn County
U.S. 20: Sheep Creek Bridge Repair (Phase 2) (U.S. 20 MP 56.46 – MP 56.81)
Project Summary:
  • Repair the bridge that has been damaged by a landslide that has been pushing against it.
Remarks: The highway is open to all traffic Minor work will continue into October. Watch for flaggers and lane closures. Expect intermittent delays. All campgrounds in the area are accessible.
Steven Schultz (541) 757-4158
OR 34 at Seven Mile Lane (OR 34 MP10.5 – 11.1)
Project Summary:
  • Paving
Remarks: Expect to see workers in the area. Lane closures should be expected beginning Monday, September 26 through Tuesday September 27, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. There will be a lane closed in each direction as well as closures on Seven Mile Lane.
Daineal Malone (541) 967-3919
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