November 23-27, 2015
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: Work will continue on the sidewalk on the NW side of the SE bound lanes of OR99. For this work, there will be intermittent lane closures of on the left side of OR99 SE Bound, starting at the intersection with W. 5th Avenue. Sidewalk and electrical 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. Watch for intermittent lane restrictions during weekday daylight hours. Access to the businesses along this frontage will be maintained. Bridge work will continue. Watch for truck traffic, workers and equipment entering and exiting the work area directly adjacent to the traveled way.
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.
- Expect work on Quince Street and US101 from 12th to 28th. In the vicinity of 27th-28th, northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.
OR 34 Benton County—Replace culvert, MP 51.26.
· The work is complete.
US101: Cooks Chasm – Sutton Creek Sec.
(US101: MP167.23 to MP184.80
Contract Amount: $9.6M
Project Summary: 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 in the vicinity of the Heceta Head lighthouse, as well as two others just to the south of Sunnyview Lane. The majority of the work on the south 5.5 miles of the job should be completed by the end of October this year, with the remainder of the job to be completed by the end of August in 2016.
Remarks: Punch List work will be ongoing, but shouldn’t have as significant of an impact on traffic as the regular contract work did. The majority of this work will likely take place during the day time hours. During construction, travelers should expect a single lane of travel through the work zones, controlled by flaggers and often a pilot car. Single lane restrictions will occur during daytime and nighttime construction and may occur through the weekends.
[Mike Stennett, Asst. Project Manager, (541) 736-2844]
US101: Siuslaw R Bridge (Florence), Cathodic Protection
(US101: MP190.8 - MP191.21)
Contract Amount: $14.2M
Project Summary: 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 in 2019.
Remarks: Bridge concrete repair and cathodic work will continue this week on the north end of the bridge. Also scheduled for this week, is epoxy injection, which will require traffic control to limit the speed on the bridge to 30 mph to allow the epoxy to set without excess vibration in the bridge that would compromise the epoxy injection. The work will take place below deck, so the injection will not be visible to traffic on the deck above, but the speed control is necessary. Access and falsework will also be installed from the top deck of the bridge on US101, starting on the southeast quadrant of the bridge. The work is currently scheduled to take place from 2AM to 11AM, Monday through Wednesday. The epoxy injection work will likely take place during these morning lane closers as well. Delays on both Bay St and on US101 will be less than 20 minutes. Concrete repair and other work in preparation for the installation of the Cathodic Protection system will continue on Span 1. 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. Business access will be maintained at all times, with some traffic switches on Bay St, which will be controlled with stop/yield to on-coming traffic signs as one lane of Bay St is fully closed at a time for containment for overhead work. Sidewalks on one side or another of Bay St at the bridge may be closed, but alternate routes will be signed to maintain pedestrian accesses to businesses. 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, but will usually be of a shorter duration.
US101: Sea Lion Point Rockwall Project
(US101: MP 166.5 & MP 179)
Contract Amount: $2.6M
Project Summary: This project will repair and increase the height of the rock wall just to the north of Sea Lion Caves on US101. It will also replace the bridge rail on a viaduct to the north of Cape Perpetua. Work is to be completed in the Spring of 2016.
Remarks: Deconstruction and reconstruction of the rock wall will continue this week. The traffic staging will remain in the same configuration for a couple of months or so. This project requires a single flagger controlled lane closure for 24 hours a day, with traffic separated from the work area with concrete barrier. Usually, delays will be minimal, but there may be occasions where traffic is held up to 20 minutes. Be cautious, and watch for trucks and workers moving in and out of the work area.