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Construction Report

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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 January 13-20, 2017, 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.

JACKSON COUNTY

OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway) Expressway Project- Unit 2 Phase 1 ($120 million) MP .7-1.73

Watch for workers and vehicles off eastbound highway between Poplar and Delta Waters Road.

Intersection of Oregon 62 near Corey and Agate Roads: expect night time, single lane traffic, 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. for Avista utility work. This and other utility work is part of this project’s second phase which bids late this month.

The Delta Center entrance west of Starbucks will remain open to traffic during construction. Its exit will not open while the new westbound lanes can be constructed over the directional interchange.

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.

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

Work is essentially complete. Punch list and corrective work will continue. Watch for occasional lane closure as the contractor completes this work.

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

Weather permitting, watch for trucks entering/exiting work site throughout the project area.

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.

COOS COUNTY

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

Work on the Empire Blvd. project is suspended for the winter. Construction will resume in spring 2017, watch for bumps, potholes and uneven pavement through the work zone.

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

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 223.2, Repairs to Highway bridge over Tenmile Creek & Spinreel Road

This project will repair the U.S. 101 bridge at Tenmile Creek/Spinreel Road (milepost 223.2).

Construction may require temporary closures of Spinreel Road to through traffic. Turnarounds are available on Spinreel Road near each side of the bridge. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

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 234.6, North Bend bridge over Coos Bay Rail Link repair ($900,000)

Project will replace rail, resurface the deck, and repair concrete. Construction will continue until May.

Watch for intermittent lane, shoulder and sidewalk closures. Nearby residents and businesses should expect noise consistent with bridge construction.

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.

This project is in winter shutdown. Traffic control will remain the same throughout the winter, and construction will resume in spring 2017.

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

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

OREGON 42S (Coquille - Bandon Highway), MP 2.3 – 14.5, Tree Clearing, Canopy Trimming and Brushing ($204,000)

Watch for daytime lane closures throughout work area. Watch for flaggers, workers, and equipment along the shoulder.

CURRY COUNTY

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

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

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 39-56, Culvert Upgrades ($600,000)

Contractor will be installing culverts across the highway. Watch for lane closures and flaggers.

More project information is available at www.SouthwestOregonCulverts.com.

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.

Watch for intermittent lane closures throughout the work zone. Flaggers will provide traffic control as necessary.

Some sidewalks are closed. Pedestrians should look for construction signs and use alternate routes.

Meanwhile, the City of Roseburg is working on a nearby project that will make several improvements to Spruce Street and Parrott Street. Motorists should watch for lane closures on Parrott Street and Cass Avenue. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

More project information is available at www.roseburg138.com.

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 a southbound auxiliary/climbing lane between MP 162-160, bridge deck overlays, upgraded guardrail, signing and striping.

Watch for intermittent lane closures in both directions between MP 154 and 163.

Watch for rolling slowdowns through the work zone. Motorists should expect delays of 20 minutes in both directions between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Watch for electronic message boards.

At Exit 162 (Drain/Oregon 38 junction), the southbound on ramp is closed until summer. 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 119-120, Exit 119 & 120 Interchange Improvements ($4.5 million)

This project will install a traffic signal at the intersection of Old Highway 99 and the southbound Interstate 5 ramps at Exit 120, construct an additional westbound lane on Highway 42 over I-5 at Exit 119, construct a northbound auxiliary lane between both interchanges, and make several other improvements. Construction is scheduled from January to September.

Old Highway 99 motorists should expect lane closures near the southbound I-5 ramps at Exit 120 starting Saturday, January 14. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed. Expect brief delays.

GARDEN VALLEY BLVD. (Roseburg), Troost Street to Stephens Street traffic signal upgrades

This project will upgrade most of the traffic signals on Garden Valley Blvd. between Stephens Street and Troost Street. Reflective backplates will be attached to the signals to improve visibility, and other minor improvements will be made. Signals may be turned off during construction, which will mostly take place at night when traffic volumes are lowest.

Construction will continue through the winter. Motorists on Garden Valley Blvd. should watch for flaggers on weeknights between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.