Motorists can expect traffic delays at these road construction projects. The following report is for May 3-10, 2019, and includes ODOT highways in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Josephine and Jackson counties:
Pedestrian routes: Where traffic is routed through or around a work zone, pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will also be provided routes through or around the work zone.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 234, McCullough Bridge painting ($31.4 million)
This project will paint the steel truss section of McCullough Bridge, replace rivets, remove rust and repair damaged steel. Construction is scheduled for completion in fall 2021. For more information, visit: www.McCulloughBridge.com.
Watch for intermittent nighttime (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) lane closures each Sunday night to Friday morning.
During daylight hours, watch for intermittent shoulder closures and/or northbound and southbound traffic lane shifting to accommodate sidewalk work at the corner of Ferry Road & U.S. 101.
Pedestrians should watch for intermittent sidewalk closures. At all times, at least one of the bridge’s sidewalks will remain open.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 234-235 (North Bend), ADA sidewalk curb ramp improvements ($74,172)
Starting May 13 in North Bend, watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures on both sides of U.S. 101 (Sherman Ave.) at the Union, Michigan and Colorado Ave. intersections. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed. Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be maintained at all intersections throughout the work zone. Construction is scheduled for completion June 30.
OREGON 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway), MP 21 (Myrtle Point), ADA sidewalk curb ramp improvements ($93,618)
Starting May 13 in Myrtle Point, watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures on both sides of Oregon 42 between Stover Lane and Oaks Street. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed. Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be maintained at all intersections throughout the work zone. Construction is scheduled for completion June 30.
OREGON 241 (Coos River Highway), MP 0.5, Isthmus Slough Bridge rehabilitation project ($7.9 million)
Watch for intermittent lane closures and delays of less than 20 minutes. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed. For more information, visit: www.IsthmusSloughBridge.com.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 295-300, Childers Road to Garrison Slough paving and bridge repairs ($5.2 million)
This project will pave five miles of U.S. 101 and repair four bridges between the Sixes area and the north end of Port Orford.
The speed limit has been reduced to 40 mph at milepost 295, the one-mile section of highway between Crystal Creek and Sixes River.
Watch for intermittent weekday lane closures and brief delays throughout the project area as the contractor continues with bridge work. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP344.6, Hooskanaden Slide ground stabilization work
Until the end of May, watch for intermittent lane closures with brief delays Monday to Friday. Workers are installing soil nails to help stabilize the hillside at the south end of the slide to prevent future movement.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 348, Thomas Creek Bridge painting ($10 million)
The bridge is limited to a single lane of traffic until fall 2019. A temporary signal is in place to provide traffic control. Expect brief delays.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), various locations in Gold Beach and Brookings, Southern Oregon Signals Upgrades ($1.6 million)
Watch for intermittent nighttime (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.) lane closures along U.S. 101 in Gold Beach and Brookings as workers upgrade local traffic signals. Signals will be turned off for short time, and flaggers will provide traffic control.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 124, South Umpqua River “Vets” Bridge repairs ($7.8 million)
Pedestrians should watch for construction activity north of the bridge, from Gaddis Park to the pedestrian bridge. For more information, visit www.RoseburgVetsBridge.com.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 118-113, Roberts Mountain paving and climbing lanes ($26 million)
This project will pave five miles of I-5 and build climbing lanes on the northbound and southbound approach to Roberts Mountain. Construction will continue until summer 2021.
On Roberts Mountain (MP 118-116), the speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph in the southbound direction. The southbound shoulder is closed in this area. Trucks should use the right lane in both northbound and southbound directions.
Throughout the work zone, watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures, and for construction vehicles entering and exiting the travel lanes.
For more information, visit: www.RobertsMountain.com.
OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway), MP .7 -1.73 / 5.38 - 5.77, Rogue Valley Expressway Project Phases I & II ($120 million)
Expressway is open to traffic. Workers will be off the shoulder for ‘punch list’ items. Expect possible intermittent lane closures. Crews will be monitoring and adjusting signal timing.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway) Exit 33 Northbound off-ramp, Central Point ($970,000)
Watch for lane closures, workers and equipment in the off-ramp and interchange area. Islands and sidewalks will be poured this week at night.
Final lift paving scheduled for May 20 at night.
This project will widen the existing northbound off-ramp to allow for dual right turn lanes.
No traffic delays expected, but there may be some queueing in the peak hour. Watch for workers and equipment off the shoulder.
INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway) MP 12, Siskiyou Rest Area-Welcome Center - Phase 2 ($5.7 million)
No traffic impacts.
Adroit Construction is nearly finished with the second phase of this facility, constructing the Rest Area-Welcome Center structures. The first phase - roads, ramps and parking lot – is complete.
OREGON 99 (Rogue Valley Highway) MP 2.16 – Central Point Twin Creeks Crossing ($2.8 million)
Expect single lane traffic on Oregon 99 through end of the year for project that builds new signal and highway connection across railroad tracks into Twin Creek development
Oregon 140 /238 Bridge & Culvert Rail Upgrade - MP 7.75, 35.44 ($898,187)
Watch for traffic control barrier on Little Butte Creek Bridge near Brownsboro. Two-lane traffic will be maintained through the OR 140 work zone.
This project upgrades the bridge and culvert rails for safety. In addition, the Little Butte Creek Bridge will receive a deck overlay.
Work on the Oregon 238 bridge rail is rescheduled to June 2-7.
Expect detour due to one week full closure between West Main Street and Rossanley Drive.
Southern Oregon Signal Upgrades at various locations ($1.6 million)
Watch for intermittent nighttime (9 p.m. to 6 a.m.) lane closures at locations in the Medford, Phoenix and Talent area on Oregon 99. Crews will upgrade traffic signals, controllers and conduit.
Watch for intersections controlled by flaggers during this night work.
For more information, contact Gary Leaming, ODOT Public Affairs (Jackson-Josephine Counties) at 541-774-6388; or Dan Latham, ODOT Public Affairs (Douglas-Coos-Curry Counties) at 541-957-3601.