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OR 47 Beaver Creek Bridge Replacement Project

Construction Phase

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Vernonia, Washington)


​The is a bridge replacement project.  The current bridge will be removed and a new bridge reconstructed at the same location.

Impacts

Traffic Impact

​There will be a complete, 24-7 closure, of OR 47 at Beaver Creek from August 6 to early October for the removal and reconstruction of the bridge.  The dates for the 60-day closure were shifted to accommodate Vernonia's biggest event, the Vernonia Friendship Jamboree and Logging Show on August 4-5.

Local access will be allowed from McDonald Road south to the site and from Johnson Road north to the site.  The detour is Timber Road (OR 47 at milepost 64.5) to U.S. 26 (Timber Junction at milepost 38).

The detour route.


Some work on the project has already been completed including clearing and tree removal from around the bridge and work site.  There may be additional work required prior to the full closure which may include single lane closures, flagging of traffic and some minor delays.  Variable message signs placed along OR 47 and U.S. 26 will be used to warn travelers of any traffic control changes and delays caused by construction.   

Construction Impacts

​There will be a complete, 24-7 closure, of OR 47 at Beaver Creek from August 6 to early October for the removal and reconstruction of the bridge.  The dates for the 60-day closure were shifted to accommodate Vernonia's biggest event, the Vernonia Friendship Jamboree and Logging Show on August 4-5.

Local access will be allowed from McDonald Road south to the site and from Johnson Road north to the site.  The detour is Timber Road (OR 47 at milepost 64.5) to U.S. 26 (Timber Junction at milepost 38) 

Schedule

​Tree removal at the site has occurred.  The majority of construction will take place between August 6 and early October.

Details

About

​The is a bridge replacement project.  The current bridge will be removed and a new bridge reconstructed at the same location.

Location

OR 47 | ​OR 47 at milepost 70 between Vernonia and Staley Junction (OR 47 and U.S. 26)

Cost and Funding

​$3.1 million

Benefits

​This project will replace a bridge that is old and in poor condition that requires regular maintenance.  OR 47 (Nehalem Highway) is an important road that connects U.S. 30 north of Vernonia and to U.S. 26 at Staley Junction to the south.


Additional Information

​This project includes the following:

  • Construct a work area isolation and remove the existing bridge;
  • Construct pile foundations, abutements and bridge super structure;
  • Install drainage and storm water facilities, and pave the road; and
  • Install retaining wall.

Maps & Media

Project Contacts

Construction Support Specialist
Bill O'Connell
Email
william.f.oconnell@odot.state.or.us
Phone
503-338-0604

Public Information Officer
Lou Torres
Email
louis.c.torres@odot.state.or.us
Phone
503-986-2880

Last Updated

7/17/2018 1:29 PM

Project Number

17522

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