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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 the week of February 5-12, 2016, 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 24, Fern Valley (Phoenix) Interchange ($72 million)

Tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m. the Luman/Fern Valley Road intersection will close for concrete paving over the weekend. All I-5 ramps and roadways will remain open; however Oregon 99/ Phoenix will only be accessible via the Talent and south Medford interchanges (exits 21 and 27).

Access to the Shoppes at Exit 24 and Holiday RV Park will only be via Oregon 99. Watch for flaggers and workers.

This work will is scheduled for completion and all connections reopened by early Monday morning (5 a.m.).

Northbound Oregon 99 slow lane is closed for curb, gutter and sidewalk construction from south of Bolz Rd to Fern Valley Road.

Northbound RVTD bus stop is moved north of Fern Valley Rd.

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

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway) MP 12, Siskiyou Rest Area-Welcome Center - Phase 1 ($6.29 million)

This week, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wildish and its sub-contractors will continue drilling and setting pile for a retaining wall south of Crowson Road, just east of the interstate bridge. When this phase is complete, construction will shift to building a retaining wall as well as grading and drainage for the access road.



hen the project is finished, this road will become a gated access road for facility staff.

This first phase focuses ramps and roads for the new facility. A second phase next year will construct the rest area and welcome center buildings.

OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway), Medford, MP 1.4, Oregon 62 Expressway Unit 1

Watch for trucks and equipment entering and exiting the highway north of Whittle Road at the old Butler Truck lot as the luminaires and the structure are removed to make way for this summer’s construction.


EMPIRE BLVD: Newmark Ave. to Wisconsin Ave. street improvements (Coos Bay) ($5 million)

This project will upgrade a one-mile section of Empire Blvd. with new drainage, sidewalks, lighting, and paving.

The southbound lane of Empire Blvd. (Cape Arago Highway) is closed between Newmark Ave. and Fulton Ave. until mid-February. Motorists traveling from Coos Bay to Charleston will detour from Newmark onto Marple St. and Fulton Ave. Northbound motorists will remain on Empire Blvd.

Motorists should expect congestion and delays of less than 20 minutes through the work zone. Watch for intermittent lane closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

Access to all local businesses will be maintained during construction. Motorists traveling on Newmark who are headed to businesses in the project area should take the Marple-Fulton detour to Empire Blvd. and turn north.

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.

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

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 198-229, Culvert and fish passage upgrades ($500,000)

This project repairs or replaces 19 culverts along U.S. 101 between the Lane/Douglas County Line and the Hauser community in Coos County.

Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures as various culverts are replaced or repaired. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers as needed.

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

Oregon 42 is limited to a single lane of traffic. Pilot cars and flaggers will provide traffic control. Expect brief delays.


U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), milepost 358.7, Sinkhole Repair

U.S. 101 is closed with at milepost 358.7 in Harbor due to a sinkhole. Motorists are advised to look for detour signage.


U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 198-229, Culvert and fish passage upgrades ($500,000)

This project repairs or replaces 19 culverts along U.S. 101 between the Lane/Douglas County Line and the Hauser community in Coos County.

Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures as various culverts are replaced or repaired. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers as needed.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 211, Umpqua River Bridge concrete repairs and rail replacement ($5.3 million)

Starting on Monday, Feb. 22, watch for intermittent lane closures with brief delays. Flaggers will provide traffic control.

OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 0 (Downtown Roseburg), OR138E Corridor Solutions project ($10.5 million)

The OR138E Corridor Solutions project will help improve safety in the downtown area and the flow of traffic between Diamond Lake Boulevard and I-5. Several improvements are planned for downtown streets, bridges and the bicycle/pedestrian network.

Throughout the work area, motorists should watch for intermittent lane closures and expect congestion and delays. ODOT advises motorists to use alternate routes and give themselves extra time to reach their destinations.

Stephens St.: Traffic on Stephens Street is limited to one lane in each direction between Diamond Lake Blvd. and Oak Ave. The lane closures will allow workers to widen the roadway so that turn lanes can be built at the Douglas intersection. Watch for flaggers at the Stephens/Douglas intersection.

Douglas Ave: The closed section of Douglas between Stephens and the railroad tracks is expected to be re-opened as early as Monday, Feb. 8. Starting the following day, motorists should watch for 24/7 lane closures and 20 minute delays on Douglas and Spruce between the railroad tracks and Washington Ave.

Diamond Lake Blvd.: Watch for intermittent lane closures on Diamond Lake Blvd. between Stephens and Winchester Street.

Oak Ave.: The Oak Ave. Bridge is reduced to one lane until mid-February. Watch for single-lane closures on Oak Ave. between the bridge and Spruce Street.

Sidewalks: Pedestrians should watch for sidewalk and crosswalk closures throughout the work zone. Please look for pedestrian detour signs.

NEW: OREGON 138W (Elkton-Sutherlin Highway), MP 15.5, Hazard tree removal

This project will remove hazard trees from a 500 foot stretch of OR 138W near Gallagher Canyon Road (milepost 15.5).

Watch for intermittent weekday lane closures and delays up to 30 minutes starting Wednesday, Feb. 10. The tree-cutting will continue for about two weeks.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 154 – 163, Anlauf-Elkhead Rd. Paving ($29.5 million)

This two-year project replaces eight miles of deteriorated asphalt with 11” of reinforced concrete pavement. The project will also add an auxiliary southbound climbing lane between MP 162-160, bridge deck overlays, upgraded guardrail, signing and striping.

Until late February, there will be intermittent rolling slowdowns due blasting operations. Most will be scheduled during the morning hours, causing delays of about 20 minutes in both directions. The southbound rolling slowdowns will occur between milepost 174 and 160, while the northbound slowdowns will occur between milepost 150 and 162. Message boards will be placed to provide motorists advanced notice.

Watch for lane closures and 19’ width restrictions in both the northbound and southbound directions.

Starting Wednesday, Feb. 10, the northbound on-ramp at Exit 154 (Elkhead Road) will be closed for approximately six weeks. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

Starting the week of February 15, I-5 traffic between milepost 154 and 157 will be limited to one lane in each direction until late March.

Various locations in Douglas County and Jackson County, Rogue/Umpqua guardrail replacement ($600,000)

Expect brief delays and watch for intermittent lane closures with flaggers at the following locations:

  • Oregon 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 38 to MP 46
  • Oregon 230 (Diamond Lake Highway), MP 0 to MP 10.3
  • Oregon 62 (Crater Lake Highway), MP 56