May 27 – June 2, 2016
US101: Cooks Chasm – Sutton Creek
Sec. (MP167.23 to MP184.80)
This project will pave approximately
17 miles on the Oregon Coast Highway. Signs and guardrail will be replaced
and/or adjusted. A new bridge membrane will be placed to protect Sutton Creek
Bridge and surfacing stabilization work will be done on the bridge ends at both
Sutton Creek and Big Creek. A new retaining wall will be constructed near
Heceta Head Lighthouse, as well as two others just to the south of Southview
Lane. The job is expected to be completed by mid-September.
Grinding and Paving operations start
this week just north of Cape Creek (near MP 178) heading north. Work will start
after 4p.m. Tuesday on the paving operation, but will then switch to a 6 p.m.
to 7 a.m. schedule. Mainline paving will be done Tuesday through Friday for the
first week, Sunday through Thursdays throughout the rest of the mainline paving
operation, starting at 6 p.m. each night. There may be other day work within
the project limits. Wait times should no more than 20 minutes.
Watch for truck traffic, workers and
equipment entering and exiting the work area. Maintenance activities may also
be taking place within the project limits as well.
Steve Templin, Project
Manager (541) 744-8080
US101: Siuslaw R Bridge (Florence),
Cathodic Protection (MP190.8 - MP191.21)
This project will make repairs to
the existing concrete and reinforcement and replace the cathodic protection
system on the Siuslaw River Bridge. Seismic restraints to help maintain the
integrity of the bridge in an earthquake will also be added. A new ornamental bridge
rail will replace the existing rail along with improved pedestrian access to
the bridge. Work is to be completed by the end of March 2019.
Work continues on the north end of
the bridge within the containment above the parking lot south of Bay Street and
on two over water spans. Bay Street is now open to two-way traffic under the
bridge, though some flagger-controlled short single lane closures may be
needed. Also on the north end of the bridge, access and containment continue to
be installed, which may require some flagger controlled single lane closures in
the morning hours. On the south end of the bridge, bridge rail work continues
in the morning. U.S. 101 flagger-controlled single lane closures will be
required while rail work is taking place above/on the bridge deck. No lane
closures are scheduled on U.S.101 for this project, between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
weekdays, or through the weekends, starting on June 1, through the summer
The overall plan is to start on the
City of Florence side of the bridge with the cathodic protection work and
progress to the south. Bridge rail work will happen concurrently, starting on
the south end and working north. Single lane closures, controlled by flaggers
and for a short duration with pilot car, will be used for materials transfers,
bridge rail and other roadwork on the approaches to the bridge. Delays may be
up to 20 minutes.
Steve Templin, Project Manager (541)
US101: Siuslaw River Bridge –
Douglas County Line
(Oregon Coast Highway, milepost
191.15 to 198.58)
The primary purpose of this project
is to repave the highway and restripe this corridor.
Over the next two months motorists
can expect up to 20 minute delays as the Contractor removes poor pavement and
repaves the highway. This mostly nighttime project will occur during Sunday
nights to Friday mornings 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Traffic will be controlled by
flaggers and pilot car. This project is scheduled to be completed September
Karl Wieseke, Asst. Project Manager
I-5 @ Beltline Interchange – Unit 4
(MP194 to MP195.75)
This is the last phase of a
multi-year interchange project. This phase will begin with the building of a
new bridge over I-5 to accommodate a reconfigured onramp. A sound wall will be
built south of Beltline and east of Coburg Road, and then an additional lane
will be added on eastbound Beltline from Coburg Road to I-5 on ramps. For
bike and pedestrian travelers, the multi-use path will be extended south,
linking Harlow Road to North Garden Way.
Minimal delays during the day are
expected. Lanes may be closed at night. Travelers should expect distractions
from off-road work in the area and be prepared for trucks entering and exiting
the roadway. Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the
work zone area. This project is scheduled to be completed December 2017.
Karl Wieseke, Asst. Project Manager
OR58: Salt Creek Tunnel – MP 70 (MP
56.48 to MP 70.0)
The guardrail and highway striping
are being replaced in this corridor.
Work will resume after the Memorial
Day weekend. Motorists can expect up 20 minute delays as the contractor
prepares the roadway surface and completes the striping operation. Traffic will
be controlled by flaggers and pilot car. This project is scheduled to be
completed September 2016.
Karl Wieseke, Asst.
Project Manager (541) 517-3934