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Construction Report

For more information:                    

Gary Leaming, ODOT Public Affairs         Dan Latham, ODOT Public Affairs
Jackson-Josephine Counties                     Douglas-Coos-Curry Counties
Phone: (541) 774-6388                              Phone: (541) 957-3601

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For Immediate Release

The following report is for May 15-22, 2015, and includes ODOT highways in Josephine, Jackson, Coos, Curry and Douglas counties. Projects are listed in the following order: highway, location, project name. Project construction costs are added in parenthesis as appropriate.



Interstate 5 (Pacific Highway) Exit 61, Merlin interchange improvements ($2.3 million)

Northbound off ramp will close early Monday morning through Friday noon before Memorial Day weekend for reconstruction. All other roads and ramps in project area will remain open. Motorists will be directed to use alternate routes such as Highland Avenue or I-5 to Hugo (Exit 66).

Watch for workers and construction equipment and expect short delays controlled by flaggers.

The project’s scope includes: adding a second northbound lane at the end of the off-ramp, adding a new receiving lane on Merlin Rd., a new signal at Highland Ave. and Merlin Rd. and a right turn lane at Merlin and Monument Dr.

US 199 (Redwood Highway), MP 14.2 to 29.3, pavement preservation and safety project ($4.9 million)

Paving through Cave Junction scheduled to begin Monday night through Thursday nights, 7 p.m.- 7 a.m. Expect cross street closures at various times and up to 20 minute delays and watch for single lane traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot car.

This project repaves the highway, adds a center rumble strip and provides new retro-reflective striping. Through Cave Junction, the existing four-lane section will be reconfigured to three lanes with a center turn lane.


INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 67-70 (northbound), Slide and storm repair  

The northbound Sexton climbing lane (milepost 67-70) and adjacent shoulder will be closed from Monday, May 18 to Friday, May 22 for slide and storm repair work. The shoulder will also be closed on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17.



INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), Exit 24, Fern Valley (Phoenix) Interchange project ($72 million)

Watch for workers, construction vehicles and lane closures throughout the project area.

Tripcheck cameras are in place: http://bit.ly/1BjNi0v

All Interstate 5 lanes are open in the project area, and speeds are reduced to 50 MPH in the work zone.



U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 233.4 to 234.5, McCullough Bridge rehabilitation (north section) ($23 million)

This five-year project will help prevent corrosion on McCullough Bridge by applying a cathodic protection treatment to the northern concrete arches of the structure.

Watch for intermittent nighttime lane closures across the bridge. Watch for flaggers and workers on the bridge.

A 16-foot-4-inch load height restriction is in place indefinitely for northbound and southbound traffic on the bridge.

Both sidewalks on the bridge are open. Pedestrians are advised to use caution.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 238.1 to 238.6, Coos Bay Sidewalk construction Railroad Museum to N. Front St. ($340,000)

This project will build sidewalks in Coos Bay along the east side of northbound U.S. 101 (Bayshore) between Golden Avenue and North Front Street.

Watch for intermittent daytime lane and shoulder closures. Watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the highway.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 23 to MP 37, Tree Clearing ($75,000)

Watch for roadside brushing and tree clearing activities along shoulder. Be prepared for intermittent shoulder and lane closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 38 to MP 46, County Line Curves safety improvements ($7.5 million)

Project is on hiatus. Watch for intermittent maintenance activities and lane closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.



U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 354-356, Harris Beach Multiuse path ($1.3 million)

The project is on hiatus. No traffic impacts are expected until dry weather prevails.



U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 211, Umpqua River & McIntosh Slough Bridge ($4 million)

This two-year project will paint and make repairs to the bridge over the Umpqua River and McIntosh Slough at the north end of Reedsport.

Project is on hiatus. All lanes and sidewalks are open. Additional work will be scheduled this summer.


OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 0, Downtown Roseburg water main relocate and replacement

Until June 30, watch for weeknight (7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Sunday night to Friday morning) lane closures in downtown Roseburg as workers relocate and replace a water main. Streets that will be affected are: Oak Avenue, Stephens Street, Douglas Avenue and Washington Avenue. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

For more information, call 541-492-6730 or email Daryn Anderson, City of Roseburg Project Manager at danderson@cityofroseburg.org.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 162-170, Martin Creek to Anlauf Paving ($18.5 million)

Watch for intermittent weekday lane closures for striping and other work. All lanes are scheduled to be open on weekends.

Watch for workers on the side of the road and for construction vehicles entering and exiting the travel lanes.