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Project Details

I-5: South Umpqua River (Vets) Bridge Repair

Construction Phase

Region 3: Southwestern Oregon (Roseburg, Douglas)


​This project will repaint the steel truss, repair or replace the bridge bearings and joints, and seal the cracks on the deck with a thin bonded overlay. Vets Bridge will also be strengthened to better withstand earthquakes.


Impacts

Traffic Impact

Most construction will take place below deck and outside the travel lanes. However, the deck overlay may require intermittent lane closures on Interstate 5.

Pedestrian Impacts

A work enclosure will be used for most of the construction below deck. The pedestrian walkway under the bridge will be open at most times, although some brief closures may be necessary. Flaggers will provide assistance as needed. Pedestrians, bicyclists, disabled individuals and others will be delayed no more than 20 minutes.

Construction Impacts

​Construction may require intermittent lane closures on Interstate 5.

Schedule

​Construction began in April 2018 and will continue until fall 2019.

Details

About

As Interstate 5 passes through Roseburg, it crosses the South Umpqua River at milepost 124.5 near the local V.A. grounds. The southbound and northbound bridges (built in 1955 and 1976, respectively) are located side by side and are known collectively as "Vets Bridge" due to their location and similar appearance.

Both structures are experiencing several problems, which include: failure of the paint covering the steel truss, non-functioning bearings that are caked with debris and dust, minor cracking in the surface of the bridge deck, and failure of the bridge joints.

This project will repaint the steel truss, repair or replace bearings and joints, and seal the cracks on the deck with a thin bonded overlay. The bridge will also be strengthened to better withstand earthquakes.

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Location

I-5 | ​Interstate 5, MP 124.5 -- Vets Bridge is located in Roseburg, north of the I-5 Harvard interchange (Exit 124).

Cost and Funding

Funding: $13,442,000 (Statewide Transportation Improvement Program)

Total project cost: $9,292,403.67 (estimate)

Successful bid: $7,785,634.57

(Cost and funding figures updated March 27, 2019.)

Contractor

​F.D. Thomas​ (Central Point, Oregon)

Additional Information

​Project website: www.RoseburgVetsBridge.com​

Contacts & Media

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Project Contact

Public Information Officer
Dan Latham
Email
Dan.Latham@odot.state.or.us
Phone
541-957-3601

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Last Updated

3/27/2019 2:49 PM

Project Number

18585

Project Documents

Related documents to this project
R3-VetsBridge-INFO.pdfProject Information Sheet (May 7, 2018)
R3-VetsBridge-MAP.jpgMap of project area (May 7, 2018)

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