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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 September 23-30, 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) MP 19-27 Interstate paving and cable rail installation ($5.9 million)

Mainline paving is complete. Watch for night time permanent striping and rumble strip installation. In addition, watch for shoulder closures toward the south end for the project (MP 11) as cable rail installation is beginning.

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.

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

Next week, the temporary path will be extended on in front of Lava Lanes and ARCO.

Week of October 3, watch for three major developments:

  • The roadway above the Lone Pine Creek culvert will be paved and traffic will get back onto a somewhat normal alignment.
  • The median will be extended west at night from its current location to Poplar Drive.
  • The week of October 10, the contractor anticipates working nights breaking out the curb, gutter and sidewalk in preparation for the roadway widening and new sidewalk and curb.

Later in the year, the Delta Center access west of Starbucks will close to traffic so the new westbound lanes over the directional interchange can be constructed. This is anticipated to take about six months until reopening. Full access from the center will continue to be open via Delta Waters Road and Excel Drive.

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.

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.

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

This coming week a lot of work will be completed throughout the project area as Hamilton nears the finish line:

  • This weekend, the contractor plans to complete all paving the intersection and approaches at Fern Valley Road and Grove Road, as well as Fern Valley Road in front of the truck stop.
  • Permanent stripers will be in this week at night, working first on the OR 99/North Phoenix and Bolz Road intersections and roadways. Next up, the east side at the Fern Valley and Grove Road areas.
  • Final signal turn on expected this week at Luman and North Phoenix Roads.

Work continues through the project area to wrap major construction at the end of the month.

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

Watch for trucks entering and exiting work site from Crowson Road throughout the week daytime.

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 42.2 Blackwell Creek

No lane restrictions, but watch for shoulder closures and construction vehicles occasionally delivering concrete and materials.

The project will rebuild the culvert floor as well as replace the existing weirs in the culvert to improve fish passage. This work is expected to wrap up this week.

INTERSTATE 5 –MEDFORD VIADUCT (Medford city streets-10th, 12th, 8th, 4th and Main St.)

Starting Monday, Sept. 12 through mid-November, watch for single lane traffic with some closed sidewalks on city streets as an ODOT contractor works one street at a time under the viaduct structure.

OREGON 140 (@ Kirtland railroad crossing) Crossing Repair

Early Sunday morning, Sept. 25, expect minor delays as railroad workers repair the railroad crossing. This is rescheduled from Sept. 18.


U.S. 199 (Redwood Highway) Applegate River Bridge to Slate Creek paving, MP 7.02-14.2 / $3.2 million

Americans with Disability ramp work will continue daytime, even Saturdays, in Cave Junction with shoulder closures at the intersections of Lister, Watkins and Caves Highway on ADA ramps.

Paving and striping will be done this week with night closures from 7:00 PM – 7:00 AM on Wednesday and Thursday.

This project repaved Redwood Highway at night from west of Applegate River Bridge to Slate Creek, replaced several culverts across the highway. It will address several ADA intersections in Cave Junction.

I-5 Exit 61 - Merlin Rd./ Monument Drive Intersection ($180,000)

Beginning Oct. 3, contractor will be adjusting signal pole locations and concrete island for pedestrians at the south (I-5 ramp) intersection. All work anticipated to be complete by end of month.


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 northbound lane of Empire Blvd. is 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.

During the daytime, 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.

Please do not block side streets or driveway accesses when traffic is backed up. Allowing motorists to turn into driveways can help traffic move more quickly in both directions.

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)

Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures.

OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 1.7 -3, Tree Clearing, Canopy Trimming and Brushing ($50,000)

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

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.

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 31-38, Bridge Lane to Remote Paving ($2.5 million)

Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures.

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

Watch for intermittent shoulder and lane closures for maintenance work.

OREGON 242 (Powers Highway), ADA Ramps, MP 18.1-18.4 ($30,000)

Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures.


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.


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. 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.

The Oak Avenue Bridge is reduced to a single lane of traffic as workers replace the rail on the right side of the bridge.

From Friday, Sept. 23 to Friday, Sept. 30, motorists should expect nighttime (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) delays of 20 minutes near the Stephens-Washington intersection due to paving work. During daylight hours, motorists should watch for single-lane closures, congestion and delays. Use alternate routes.

Several traffic signals are due to be replaced over the next month. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

Elsewhere in the work zone, watch for intermittent lane closures.

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 lane closures on both streets, south of Oak 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.

Motorists should expect lane closures throughout the work zone.

Construction activities will continue southbound at MP 160. Watch for lane closures between MP 154 and 159. Both southbound Exits 154 (Elkhead Road) and 159 (Elk Creek/Cox Road) will be closed at various times, however, one interchange will remain open at all times. Please watch for advanced signing.

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.