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The following report includes ODOT highways in Josephine, Jackson, Coos, Curry and Douglas counties. This report will cover March 6-13 2020.

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.

Know before you go! Visit www.TripCheck.com for road conditions and traffic cameras or dial 511. Visit the ODOT website at www.oregon.gov/ODOT for more information.

COOS COUNTY

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.

The project is in winter shutdown. Workers may perform minor work from the sidewalks, but no traffic impacts are expected. The northbound sidewalk will remained closed throughout the winter, and access for pedestrians will be maintained via the southbound sidewalk. Work is expected to resume in spring 2020.

OREGON 241 (Coos River Highway), MP 0.5, Isthmus Slough Bridge rehabilitation project ($7.9 million)

Watch for intermittent lane closures with brief delays. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

OREGON 542 (Powers Highway), MP 1.8, Rhoda Creek Culvert replacement ($2.2 million)

This project will replace the existing Rhoda Creek culvert with a 17-foot diameter pipe that will provide better drainage and fish passage.

Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

OREGON 542 (Powers Highway), MP 7.4, Slide repair project

Watch for intermittent lane closures with flaggers and brief delays as workers repair a failed slope adjacent to the roadway.

CURRY COUNTY

U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway), MP 328, Isaac Lee Patterson (Rogue River) Bridge repair ($3.3 million)

This project will provide several repairs to the U.S. 101 Rogue River Bridge at the north end of Gold Beach. Construction is scheduled to be completed in November.

Watch for intermittent weeknight (Sunday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) single-lane closures on the bridge. Motorists should expect delays up to 20 minutes. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.

OREGON 255 (Carpenterville Highway) MP 334.9 to MP 361.7, Warning Sign Upgrades 

For the next few weeks, watch for intermittent lane closures Monday-Thursday along Carpenter Highway as workers install and replace warning signs.

DOUGLAS COUNTY

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 135-169, Tree and slide material removal

This project will remove trees and slide material from the side of the I-5.

Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures along this section of I-5. Watch for construction vehicles and traffic control devices.

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 118-113, Roberts Mountain paving and climbing lanes ($26 million)

This project (www.RobertsMountain.com) 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. Due to winter weather, the contractor will postpone excavation and other work items until ground conditions improve this spring.

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.

OREGON 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 0-6, U.S. 101 to Dean Creek paving and pedestrian improvements ($8 million)

Watch for intermittent lane and shoulder closures throughout the work zone.

OREGON 38 (Umpqua Highway), MP 16, Scottsburg Bridge Replacement ($39.5 million)

Watch for intermittent lane closures with flaggers as workers install construction signs and cut trees.

OREGON 138E (North Umpqua Highway), MP 22-29, Storm damage removal

Watch for intermittent lane closures with flaggers as workers clean up debris from recent storms. Expect brief delays, drive with caution, and watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the travel lanes. All work is expected to be completed by the end of March.

JACKSON COUNTY

OREGON 62 (Crater Lake Highway), MP 0.1-0.6, North Medford Pedestrian Improvement: Rogue Valley Mall entrance east to the I-5 northbound off ramp ($250,000) 

Expect shoulder closures and nighttime lane restrictions, as well as pedestrian routing, for this project that upgrade crosswalks to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

JOSEPHINE COUNTY

INTERSTATE 5 (Pacific Highway), MP 71.9, Bridge over Leland Road repairs

Most work will take place under the bridge and will not impact I-5 traffic.

On Leland Road, watch for intermittent lane closures. Traffic control will be provided by flaggers or a portable traffic signal.

OREGON 260 (Rogue River Loop Highway), MP 2.6- 22.3; OREGON 46 (Caves Highway), MP 12-19, Josephine County Safety Improvements Project ($600,000)

On Caves Highway (Oregon 46), MP 12-19, watch for lane and shoulder closures. Watch for traffic control devices and flaggers.

This project installs centerline rumble strips, curve warning signs, chevrons, recessed pavement markers and new striping on Caves Highway (Oregon 46), Rogue River Highway (Oregon 99) and Rogue River Loop (Oregon 260).

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.

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