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Lane County

For More Information: Rick Little, Public Information Officer
(541) 726-2442

Lane County State Highway Construction

August 24-28, 2015
Please Note: Fire danger is extremely high in Western Oregon. Prior to traveling, please check fire conditions and restrictions of the Willamette National Forest and the Oregon Department of Forestry, and monitor road conditions at www.TripCheck.com.
OR 58: Salt Creek Half Viaducts Phase 2
OR 58 (Willamette Hwy) Milepost 56  
Project Summary: This project will complete an earlier project, originally designed to lower the tunnel floor, repair the tunnel liner, and rebuild four half viaducts. The original project was partially completed in 2012 and 2013.
This project will complete construction of two half viaducts and other remaining items from the original project, along with newly added items.
Remarks: Watch for construction vehicles and machinery entering and exiting the highway.
Construction is planned during 2015 with the final paving of the tunnel approaches scheduled for 2016.
Concrete barrier has been placed along centerline and traffic is restricted to a single travel lane, controlled by 24 hr. flagging and a pilot car for the remainder of the project.
Check the project website www.58tunnel.org and www.Tripcheck.com for project information and closure information.
(Karl Wieseke, Assistant Project Manager, (541) 517-3934)
OR126: Chickahominy Cr to Poterf Cr Sec.
(OR126: MP 32.5 to 37.5)
Contract amount: $1.67M
Project Summary: This project will pave from MP 32.55 to MP 37.32 in the vicinity of Walton. Guardrail, rumble strips and signing will also be addressed through this section.
Remarks: This week guardrail and Permanent striping and rumble strips will be done during day light hours. For the duration of the project, work will be conducted predominately during the day time hours, Monday morning through Friday morning.   Lane closures for work done during day time hours will be less than 20 minutes and usually of much shorter duration due to relatively short lane closure lengths. Be cautious, as there will be a lot of truck traffic going in and out of and within the project limits.
[Mike Stennett, Asst. Project Manager, (541) 736-2844]
OR99: Roosevelt – Garfield Bike/Ped Path (MP 121.14-122.25)
Contract amount: $3.34M
Project Summary: This provides a continuous pedestrian path between Garfield and Roosevelt on Hwy 99 including a new bike/ped bridge over the railroad tracks near Roosevelt.
Remarks: Most of the work this week will be off the roadway with no impacts to traffic. Look for vehicles entering and exiting the work areas. Pipe work will continue on the business frontage to the NW of the 5th Ave and OR99 intersection, adjacent to the west side of OR99, which will push traffic into one lane along portions of the frontage as the work progresses. Access to the businesses along this frontage will be maintained. Watch for truck traffic, workers and equipment entering and exiting the work area and directly adjacent to the traveled way.
[Mike Stennett, Asst. Project Manager, (541) 736-2844]
Interstate 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 162-170, Martin Creek-Anlauf Paving ($18.5 million)
Project Summary: This project will repair or replace much of the concrete road surface between south Cottage Grove (Exit 170) and the Oregon 38 junction. Construction is expected to continue until spring of 2015.
Remarks: I-5 motorists should watch for intermittent weeknight lane closures throughout the project area (MP 162-170). All lanes are scheduled to be open on Saturday and Sunday.
Watch for workers on the side of the road and for construction vehicles entering and exiting the travel lanes.
Motorists should watch for roadside message boards or visit www.tripcheck.com for the latest road and travel information. 
(Dan Latham, ODOT Public Affairs, 541-957-3601)
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 is complete.
  • U.S. 101 Lincoln County—Replace culvert, MP 121.35. 
Work is complete. 
  • 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 is expected to begin in September.
  • 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)
Region 2 High Volume Chip Seals
(OR58: MP 11.0 to 27.36)
Contract amount: $886K
Project Summary: This project will place a Hot Oil Chip Seal from MP 11.0 to 27.36 to help preserve the existing pavement surface. Pavement markings will be replaced after the chip seal is in place
Remarks:   This week the Hot Chip is scheduled to be applied to the roadway. Expect delays and a lot of truck traffic during day time hours. Traffic will be controlled in a single lane with pilot car and flaggers during chipping operations that will take place Monday through Thursday. The chipping operation itself is estimated to take a week with pavement markings to follow in the next several weeks after the chipping is completed. Chip Seals are very weather dependent, so any adverse weather conditions may result in delays to the completion of the chip seal.
[Mike Stennett, Asst. Project Manager, (541) 736-2844]
Region 2 Durable Striping
(OR99 MP108.3 to 118.3)
(US101 MP 90.3 to 105.6)
Contract amount:
Project Summary: This project will replace striping and pavement markings between Eugene and Junction City on Highway 99 and between Otis and Nestucca Bay on Highway 101.
Remarks:  Work will begin on Highway 99 in Eugene on Highway 99 between 7pm and 6am daily and will take approximately 2 weeks. After that, the contractor will work daytime on highway 10. That section is also expected to take approximately two weeks.
[Steve Templin, Project Manager, (541) 744-8080]

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