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OR 126: Blue River & Fish Hole Bridges

Construction Phase

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Lane)

​​​​​​​We're resurfacing the Fish Hole Bridge and Blue River Bridge to create a smoother surface for drivers and to reduce maintenance costs.​

Banner: Slow down, in the work zone it could save lives. Building a modern transportation system to help Oregon’s communities and economy thrive. During construction, Give yourself more time, try a new way or mode to get there or take a different route.


Traffic Impact

​Use caution, there are two work zones with automated signals directing traffic and 24/7 single lane closures.

Construction Impacts

You can expect:

  • 24/7 single lane closures for the duration of construction.
  • Hard barriers to help define the lane.
  • Two work zones with automated signals directing traffic.
  • Construction noise and delays.
Work is currently happening on the eastbound lanes and we plan to switch to the westbound lanes in July.

Construction Activities

Crews are wrapping up work in the eastbound lane of the Fish Hole Bridge. We finished applying a new concrete surface. 

We'll start work on the eastbound lane of the Blue River Bridge later this month. 

We plan to work on the westbound lanes of both bridges starting in July.

Visit TripCheck​ for the most current traffic information.​

​Pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will have access through or around work zones. ​

work zone construction iconPay attention in the work zone, slow down and move over – imagine this is where you work! 

Always drive safely, watch for construction signs and workers. 

Remember: fines double in all Oregon work zones, whether workers and signs are present or not. ​​​



view the enlarged project mapThe surface of the Blue River and Fish Hole Bridges, west of the town of Blue River on OR 126, are in bad condition, resulting in a rough ride. 

We're replacing the surfaces of both bridges before they get worse.

We are:

  • Removing and replacing the driving surface. 

  • Providing a smoother surface for drivers.

  • Upgrading guardrail.

​During construction, traffic is controlled by temporary signals to help keep travelers and our construction crew safe. 

Past Meetings and Events

  • View the archived online open house that was open from Jul. 12 - 31, 2023.

  • We held an in-person open house on Thursday, Jul. 13, 2023 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the McKenzie Fire & Rescue Station.


Design: 2022-2024

Construction: 2024


OR 126 |

​Milepost 40.18 and 40.7, west of the town of Blue River​

Cost and Funding

​Design: $473,000

Contacts & Media

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Project Contacts

Resident Engineer - Consultant Project Manager
A.J. Jacobson

Public Information Officer
Mindy McCartt
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Last Updated

6/7/2024 9:46 AM

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