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ODOT Region 2  April 28, 2017 |  4-85-R2  |  For Immediate Release
Dave True, Project Manager, (503) 325-4732
Tim Potter, Area Manager, (503) 986-2764
 
Clatsop, Tillamook, and Columbia Counties state highway construction update: May 2-8
 
US101: Manzanita Ave. – Neahkahnie Creek 
(Oregon Coast Highway, mile post 43.00 to 43.34)
The work consists of replacement of an existing culvert at Neahkahnie Creek with a tunnel structure and enhancement of the stream bed as well as relocating and improving the highway alignment along U.S. 101 near Manzanita. Also, turning lane movements into downtown Manzanita will be enhanced. 
 
The scheduled work includes construction of new roadway alignment. Flaggers may need to occasionally control single lane traffic during construction when work is occurring. Minor delays should be expected when single lane closures are occurring and the public is reminded to drive through the area with caution.  Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone area.  The project is scheduled to be completed in September 2017.
 
US101(Bus.): Old Youngs Bay & Lewis & Clark River Bridges    
(Warrenton - Astoria Highway, mile post 4.78 and 6.89)
This project consists of performing bridge rehabilitation work at both the Old Youngs Bay and Lewis & Clark River Bridges along US101(Bus.).
 
The scheduled work at the Lewis & Clark River Bridge includes coating the bridge steel underneath the bridge deck. Flaggers will control single lane traffic at the Lewis & Clark River Bridge during construction when work is occurring as required.  Minor delays should be expected when single lane closures are occurring and the public is reminded to drive through the area with caution.  Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone area. 
 
The scheduled work at the Old Youngs Bay Bridge includes rehabilitation of the electrical and mechanical systems along with the substructure of the bridge. In addition, coating of the bridge steel underneath the bride deck will be occurring. Flaggers will control single lane traffic at the Old Youngs Bay Bridge during construction when work is occurring as required. Minor delays should be expected when single lane closures are occurring and the public is reminded to drive through the area with caution. Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone area. The project is scheduled to be completed in November 2017.
 
US101: Columbia R (Astoria–Megler) Br Painting, Ph2 
(Oregon Coast Highway, mile post 2.78 to 3.26)
This project consists of recoating the steel below the bridge deck on the southern side of the Columbia River Bridge along U.S. 101 north of Astoria.
 
The scheduled work includes installation of the work containment structures and preparation and coating of the steel beneath the bridge deck. Flaggers will control single lane traffic during construction activities as required.  Lane delays will be allowed anytime on weekdays and weekends.  Expect delays of up to 20 minutes and drive through the area with caution.  Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone area.  The project is scheduled to be completed in September
2018.
 
US30: Clatskanie River Bridge Pedestrian Improvement Project 
(Lower Columbia River Highway, mile post 61.16 to 61.24)
This project consists of widening the sidewalks along the Clatskanie River Bridge along U.S. 30 in Clatskanie.
 
The scheduled work includes installation of the new sidewalk widening and the new bridge rail along the eastbound lane of the roadway. Flaggers will control single lane traffic during construction activities as required.  Lane delays will be allowed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays.  Expect delays of up to 20 minutes and drive through the area with caution.  Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone area.  The project is scheduled to be completed in June 2017.
 
U.S. 101/OR6 Traffic Improvement Project in Tillamook
This project improves traffic operations and performance, and increases safety on U.S. 101 and OR 6 through downtown Tillamook and across Hoquarton Slough.
The project will lengthen the U.S. 101 couplet to the Hoquarton Slough by extending Pacific Avenue north beyond 1st Street and replacing the existing slough bridge with a new four-lane bridge. The new bridge will be up to 5 feet higher than the existing bridge. The project will also widen the travel lanes on Main and Pacific Avenues from 1st to 4th Streets. Turn lanes will be added at key intersections through town. The project also improves the Hoquarton Interpretive Area, and adds gateway elements and downtown beautification.
Travelers can expect daytime and night time work and occasional lane closures.
Look for construction vehicles entering and leaving the highway. 
The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018.
 
 
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