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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 October 14-21, 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)

Watch for shoulder closures toward the south end for the project between MP 11 and 14 as cable rail installation base work continues.

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

  • Weather permitting, watch for single lane night time traffic as the contractor breaks 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 then Delta 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.

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 week watch for work though out the project area as Hamilton nears the finish line.

Work continues through the project area through the fall including planting, landscaping, irrigation and sidewalks.

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 –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.


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

All work is complete, although a few minor updates remain on the ADA ramp and at a 42 inch culvert. No work scheduled next week.  

 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.

Rogue Valley VMS (Variable Message Board) Sign Replacement ($355,000)

This project updates the existing VMS signs on U.S. 199 near Redwood Avenue, the I-5 Table Rock and Mountain Avenue signs.

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

Contractor will be adjusting signal pole locations and concrete island for pedestrians at the south (I-5 ramp) intersection.


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.

Empire Blvd. is now open to 2-way traffic along the length of the project, motorists should watch for bumps and uneven pavement through the work zone. Completion of work behind the curbs will continue, and construction is continuing on underground piping for other projects near the Empire/Fulton intersection.

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 to MP 280, Johnson Creek-McTimmons Lane Paving ($2 Million)

Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures.

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 0-42, 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, Luder Creek bridge construction ($2.6 million)

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

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

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.

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 lane closures on Harvard Avenue and Oak Avenue due to sidewalk work.

The Oak Avenue Bridge is limited to a single lane until mid-November. The sidewalk across the bridge is closed. Pedestrians are advised to use the Washington Avenue Bridge.

Elsewhere, watch for intermittent lane closures, congestion and delays. Pedestrians should look for construction signs and use alternate routes when necessary.

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

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.

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.