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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 December 2-9, 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.

JACKSON COUNTY

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway) MP 0-0.97 northbound shoulder chain-up lighting ($40K)

Contractor will be off the shoulder installing new LED illumination and three new light poles to extend the lighting in the chain-up area.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway) MP 19-27 Interstate paving and cable rail installation ($5.9 million)

Watch for shoulder closures between MP 19-24 as cable rail installation base work continues during the night time and early morning hours.

This project paves I-5 and ramps in the project area – except for in and around Exit 24. In addition it will install cable rail between MP 11 and 27. The cable rail work will continue through late fall.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway) Exit 27 northbound ramp striping

Weather permitting, shoulder and NB on ramp skip striping is being refreshed this week for better visibility and safer traffic operations.

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

(NEW) 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.

Intersection of Oregon 62 and Whittle Ave. will be closed Monday night, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for storm sewer installation. Whittle Ave. traffic use Skypark to enter and exit the highway.

Night time construction resumes week of Dec. 12, weather permitting, on the south side of the highway between Poplar and Delta Waters Road.

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.

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.

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.

Watch for utility work beginning on West Vilas Road as well as on Corey Road near Oregon 62.

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

Incidental work continues through the project area through the fall including sidewalk, median and concrete island pours as well as irrigation, landscaping and planting.

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

Weather permitting, watch for trucks entering and exiting work site from Crowson Road throughout the week during the daytime for ramp/roadway asphalt paving, etc.

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.

OREGON 238 (JACKSONVILLE HIGHWAY) MP 19.4 - 33) Humbug Creek to Jacksonville city limits.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m., expect single lane traffic with flaggers through end of December. Contractor will be in the Cady Road area Monday-Wednesday.

Crews will be clearing brush and hazard trees along the highway right of way.

JOSPEHINE COUNTY

U.S. 199 (REDWOOD HIGHWAY) Variable Message Sign Installation MP 1.5

Expect single lane southbound traffic, Monday, Dec. 5, between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for variable message sign installation.

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

Starting in early December, repair work will begin on the U.S. 101 bridge at Tenmile Creek/Spinreel Road (milepost 223.2). Construction will require the closure of Spinreel Road to through traffic for approximately five months. 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.

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.

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.

The sidewalk on the Oak Avenue Bridge is closed. Pedestrians are advised to use the Washington Avenue Bridge.

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.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 45, County Line Curves horizontal drains

At milepost 45, workers will be installing horizontal drains on the north side of the highway until the end of November. Watch for intermittent weekday lane closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as necessary.

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. A two mile detour is in place. Oregon 38 motorists are advised to take I-5 north to Exit 163 (Curtin) and turn around.

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.