ODOT NEWS RELEASE: Oregon 42 construction begins next week in Coquille


February 5, 2021

COQUILLE – Motorists traveling Oregon 42 (Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway) should expect lane closures in the Coquille area as construction begins on a new highway project next week.

The first phase of the project will focus on leveling the one-mile section of Oregon 42 between West Central Blvd. and Oregon 42S (Bandon-Coquille Highway).

The four travel lanes in this area have settled over the past few decades, resulting in an uneven road surface. Construction to level the highway will limit this area to a single lane in each direction from February to May.

Prime contractor Knife River Materials will also upgrade ADA sidewalk ramps, replace a culvert and pave more than five miles of Oregon 42 between Cedar Point Road and Finley Loop (milepost 9.7-15.2).

All work on the $6.47 million project is scheduled for completion in summer 2022.

For more information, contact ODOT Public Information Officer Dan Latham at 541-817-5200 or Dan.Latham@odot.state.or.us.