Area/District 5 Construction Update

ODOT Region 2 | May 31, 2019 | 5_90_R2  

Lane County state highway construction update

The Oregon Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe and efficient transportation system. ODOT invests in Oregon’s future through roadway improvement projects. The following are located in ODOT Region 2, Area/District 5, Lane County.

Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around the work zones. For updates on traffic, Know Before You Go at or call 511.

I-105 Bridge Preservation Project (Eugene)

The 6th Avenue on-ramp to eastbound I-105 is closed for two more weeks to remove and replace concrete slabs, complete bridge rail replacement, replace bridge joints, and complete seismic reinforcement and paving. Both lanes of the 7th Avenue/Washington Street on-ramp are open.

Lane closures change as needed and crews are onsite day and night in the project area. Bridge rail removal and replacement continues in both directions.

In a two year project, I-105 bridges and ramps between the Delta Highway interchange and downtown Eugene are being repaired, repaved, and receiving seismic upgrades.
Doug Kirk, Assistant Resident Engineer, (541)744-8080

US 101: Siuslaw River Bridge (Florence) (MP 190.8 -191.2)

Crews are completing final touch up work.

The Siuslaw River Bridge is located at the south end of Florence on U.S. 101. Repairs have been made to the bridge and its protective coating, seismic upgrades added, the railing upgraded, and pedestrian access improved.

The project is completed except for final cleanup work. All final clean up work is expected to be finished by the end of June 2019.
Shane Prohaska, Assistant Resident Engineer (541) 799-5412

OR 126/U.S. 101: Florence Streetscape and Paving Project (Florence)

Night work (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) is scheduled the week of June 3 on U.S. 101 between U.S. 101/OR126 Jct and the Siuslaw River Bridge. Crews finishing up sidewalk and ADA improvements on U.S. 101 southbound, near Rhododendron Drive. Expect single lane closures on U.S. 101 southbound and side street closures.

This project is a partnership with the City of Florence to improve the streetscape and pave. ADA facilities along U.S.101 will also be improved.

The project includes:

  • Work along U.S.101 –south from the U.S.101/OR 126 Junction to the Siuslaw River Bridge & OR 126 –east from the U.S. 101/OR 126 Junction to Spruce Street
  • ADA ramps, colored concrete plazas, art plinths, street lighting, underground overhead utilities, bike lanes, parking spaces along U.S. 101, and landscaping and irrigation improvements.
  • U.S. 101 paving from the U.S.101/OR 126 Junction south to the Siuslaw River Bridge.

The project is to be completed by the end of October.
Shane Prohaska, Assistant Resident Engineer (541) 799-5412

U.S. 101: Neahkahnie Mountain (Chasm) to Cape Creek Bridge

This project includes work on three bridges along U.S. 101:

  • Neahkahnie Mtn (Chasm) (North of Manzanita): A rockfall fence to prevent rocks and debris from falling onto the highway was installed and bridge repair work completed. Completed: May 2019
  • Cape Perpetua Half Viaduct (South of Yachats): A new cathodic protection system is being installed, including installing a wind turbine generator under the bridge to power the system. Crews are fabricating the walkway platform underneath the bridge.
  • Cape Creek Bridge (North of Florence): Installation of a new cathodic protection system and bridge repairs are underway. Crews are dismantling scaffolding and moving it forward to the next section of bridge. Single lane closures for some of the work.

All three bridges are to be completed by the end of December 2020.
Shane Prohaska, Assistant Resident Engineer (541) 799-5412

OR126: Cornerstone Dr. to Terry St. Paving Project

24-hour flagging near Fisher Road is now complete. Crews will begin work on the two bus pullouts near Ellmaker starting the week of June 3. This work will all be completed at night. One lane will be closed at night Sunday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  

Crews are repairing and repaving the roadway, adding two bus pullouts and a westbound right turn lane at Ellmaker Road, widening the north shoulder between Shady Rest Dr. and Lake Side Dr., replacing bridge rail at MP 51.7, installing new guardrail, and installing centerline and edge line rumble strips.

This project is scheduled to be complete by September 16.
Steven Schultz, Resident Engineer (541)757-4158

OR 126: Walker Creek – Chickahominy Creek Passing Lane Crews are building up the road base on both sides of the road and extending existing culverts. Expect a single lane closure, with flaggers and a pilot car directing traffic through the work zone. Expect daytime flagging Monday through Friday, but there will be no more flagging on the weekends. Expect delays up to 20 minutes.

A westbound passing lane is being installed from mp 32.36 to mp 31.56, just west of Walton. The road is being widened on both sides to make room for the additional lane. The project also includes new pavement, signs, striping, guardrail, and water quality features. Steven Schultz, Resident Engineer (541)757-4158

OR 126E: Slope stabilization (MP 20.4)
About 300 feet of failing slope on the eastbound shoulder will be stabilized. There will be daytime single lane closures with flaggers, Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 4. Work will be completed in three weeks from start.
Jeff Shambaugh, Maintenance and Operations Project Manager (503) 986-5764

OR 58: Rock Fall Remediation (MP 54.2)
Work is complete for the season. The project will resume after the bird nesting season. Tree falling and screen installation begins in the fall.

This project removes loose material (scaling) from a rock face where there has been a high amount of rock fall. A screen is being installed to mitigate future rock fall.
Steven Schultz, Resident Engineer (541) 757-4158