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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 June 24-July 1, 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.

COOS COUNTY

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.

From Tuesday to Thursday, June 28-30, Empire Blvd. will be closed between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. due to paving work. All traffic will detour onto Marple St. and Fulton Ave.

At other times, the northbound lane of Empire Blvd. will be closed between Newmark Ave. and Fulton Ave. Northbound motorists will detour from Empire Blvd. onto Fulton Ave. and Marple St. Watch for construction and detour signage. The southbound lane of Empire Blvd. will be open, though motorists should watch for bumps and uneven pavement through the work zone.

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.

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 275.7 to MP 280.6, Johnson Creek-McTimmons Lane Paving ($2 Million)

At night (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.), watch for lane closures from Sunday to Thursday. When nighttime lane closures are in effect, residents should wait for pilot cars before exiting their driveways.

During daylight hours, watch for intermittent lane closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 17.1, Gray Creek culvert replacement ($1.5 million)

This project will replace the Gray Creek culvert, which crosses under both Oregon 42 and Norway Road at milepost 17, about five mile east of Coquille. Construction is scheduled to be completed in September.

Oregon 42 is limited to one lane in each direction through the work zone (milepost 17). Watch for traffic control devices, construction vehicles and roadside work crews.

Norway Road is closed to through traffic at Gray Creek. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 38-46, Maintenance

Watch for intermittent shoulder and lane closures for maintenance work.

CURRY COUNTY

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 311, Reinhart Creek Bridge Rehabilitation ($1 million)

Watch for single-lane closures and brief delays. Traffic will be controlled by a temporary signal and flaggers.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 347, Thomas Creek Bridge Rehabilitation ($1.5 million)

Watch for single-lane closures and brief delays. Traffic will be controlled by a temporary signal and flaggers.

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 358, Harbor Sidewalk Project ($175,000)

Watch for single-lane closures in the southbound direction and brief delays.

DOUGLAS COUNTY

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

Watch for intermittent lane closures with brief delays. Flaggers will provide traffic control.

OREGON 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 0.9 to 42.6, Culvert Upgrades ($1.4 million)

Watch for shoulder and single-lane closures beginning in the middle of June. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed. Expect brief delays.

OREGON 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 11.5 to 12.0, Luder Creek bridge construction ($2.6 million)

This project replaces an existing box culvert with a new bridge. Construction will be completed in fall.

Traffic will be reduced to a single 16-foot-wide lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals and occasional flagging. Please watch for workers.

OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 0 (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.

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

Oak & Harvard Avenue: The Oak Avenue Bridge is limited to a single lane until July 1. Motorists should watch for congestion and expect delays on eastbound Harvard Ave. and Oak Ave. between the I-5 Harvard interchange (Exit 124) and Stephens Street. Please give yourself extra travel time and consider alternate routes.

Until July 1, the left-turn lane from northbound Stephens Street onto Washington will be closed. Motorists will be able to turn left onto Washington from the nearest available travel lane.

Most travel lanes throughout the work zone are scheduled to be open during Independence Day weekend (July 1-4) and Graffiti Weekend (July 6-10).

Meanwhile, the City of Roseburg has started construction on a nearby project that will make several improvements to Spruce Street and Parrott Street. Motorists should watch for flaggers on Spruce Street, south of the Oak Avenue intersection.

OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 29.5-30.5 Border Slide repair ($438,000)

Through the end of July, Monday-Friday, watch for single lane traffic controlled by flaggers and up to 20 minute delays, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for slide repair. All lanes will be open during the Independence Day weekend (July 1-4).

OREGON 138W (Elkton-Sutherlin Highway), MP 12.4, Yellow Creek Bridge repair

Until late-June, watch for weekday single-lane closures and expect brief delays. Flaggers will provide traffic control.

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.

Motorists should watch for lane closures in both directions, congestion and delays.

At Exit 162 (Drain/Oregon 38 junction), the southbound on ramp is closed until October. A two mile detour is in place. Oregon 38 motorists are advised to take I-5 north to Exit 163 (Curtin) and turn around.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 128-129, North Umpqua River Bridge repairs

Watch for intermittent nighttime (8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.) lane closures in both directions as workers repair bridge joints and make other deck repairs.

JACKSON COUNTY

U.S. 199 (Redwood Highway), MP 7.0-14.2, Applegate River Bridge to Slate Creek paving ($3.2 million)

Watch for daytime work at Round Prairie Road with clearing, grubbing and subgrade construction for new right turn lane.

Watch for night work for guardrail installation at various locations and curb removal in the Wonder area.

Paving of U.S. 199 is scheduled to begin Monday night, June 27, and will continue throughout the week. Paving hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Watch for lane closures and delays. Flaggers and pilot cars will provide traffic control.

All lanes are scheduled to be open during the Independence Day weekend, July 1-4.

This project will also repave Redwood Highway at night from west of Applegate River Bridge to Slate Creek and replace several culverts across the highway.

OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway), MP 0.7-1.73) Expressway Project- Unit 2 Phase 1 ($120 million)

U-turn is installed for westbound Oregon 62 traffic at Poplar and Bullock intersection. This will allow westbound traffic back to south side businesses. ‘No U turn’ sign is placed at Oregon 62 at Delta Waters Road for eastbound traffic.

The traffic is set for the next month while crews replace the Lone Pine Creek culvert as well as a sewer main across from Lava Lanes.

Next scheduled left turn restriction begins on the dates below.

- Hubbard’s Driveway – July 7

- Skypark Drive – July 26

- Delta Waters Rd. to Poplar Drive – September 8.

Old Medco Haul Road is closed to all traffic, including bicyclists and pedestrians.

Watch for workers and equipment off roadway daytime but on the road during the night - but in the work zone.

All lanes Oregon 62 lanes will be open between 6 a.m. – 7 p.m., Mon.-Thurs, and 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway), MP 57.3-65.5, Maintenance work

Starting Monday, July 11, Oregon 62 motorists should watch for lane closures and delays between the Oregon 230 junction and the Crater Lake Park Boundary (MP 57-65). Pilot cars and flaggers will provide traffic control. Traffic will be impacted 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

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

Watch for flaggers in the interchange area daytime next week for permanent striping.

Traffic is scheduled to switch to the south side of the new Bear Creek Bridge, Monday, June 27 so sidewalks and tube rail can be installed on the far north side bridge.

Contractor is working on returning Luman Rd. back to its original alignment after use as temporary SB on and off-ramps. Luman Rd. traffic should expect short delays and flagging.

Work continues on the permanent northbound off-ramp, which is scheduled to open in later next month.

Greenway trail under the Bear Creek Bridge and new approaches are under construction through next month.

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)

 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Watch for trucks entering and exiting work site from Crowson Road.

The northbound I-5 slow lane is closed from about MP 10 to past the Crowson Rd. overpass. This allows the contractor to work a retaining wall on the southeast side of the bridge that intrudes into the I-5 slow lane shoulder. This work facilitates construction of the service road to the new facility.

The northbound speed limit is reduced to 55 MPH during this phase of work which will continue through end of June.

When 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.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 30.69, Bear Creek Bridge Scour project ($2 million)

There will be no I-5 traffic impacts from this project that will reinforce the bridge supports from Bear Creek erosion in a major flood. All work will be off the roadway, although contractors will be hauling materials in on Midway Road, Medford.

Bear Creek Greenway will remain open during the work.

JOSEPHINE COUNTY

U.S. 199 (Redwood Highway), MP 7.0-14.2, Applegate River Bridge to Slate Creek paving ($3.2 million)

Watch for daytime work at Round Prairie Road with clearing, grubbing and subgrade construction for new right turn lane.

Watch for night work for guardrail installation at various locations and curb removal in the Wonder area.

Paving of U.S. 199 slated to begin from the west of the project, July 11, at night.

This project will also repave Redwood Highway at night from west of Applegate River Bridge to Slate Creek and replace several culverts across the highway.