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

Lane County State Highway Construction

October 5-9, 2015
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.
Daytime traffic, Monday through Friday, is restricted to a single travel lane, controlled by flagging and a pilot car. There is no lane closure at night and on weekends.
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: Clean up and punch list work will be performed this week. 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: Work will begin on the sidewalk on the NW side of the SE bound lanes of OR99. For this work, there will be a lane closure of on the left side of OR99 SE Bound, starting at the intersection with W. 5th Avenue. Retaining wall 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.
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.
  • 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: During the day there may be multiple lane closures between Sutton Creek and the Sea Lion Caves, as guardrail work continues, as well as retaining wall and embankment work at ~MP181. Approaches and turn outs may also be paved this week. A short duration single lane closure at Sutton Creek Bridge will occur for some minor bridge/pavement work. 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: Containment and access work will continue this week.   The 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, at some point 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 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: This week, the contractor will start mobilizing into the project to begin mapping and deconstruction of the existing rock wall. 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.

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