ODOT NEWS RELEASE: Isthmus Slough Bridge in Coos Bay closed first weekend of June

May 23, 2018

COOS BAY – The Isthmus Slough Bridge will be closed to traffic from 8 p.m. on Friday, June 1, to 6 a.m. on Monday, June 4, for bridge work, weather permitting.

A nine-mile detour will be in place. From Eastside, traffic will detour along Olive Barber Road, Ross Inlet Road, and Coos-Sumner Lane to U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway). Motorists should look for detour signs and observe the speed limit along the route.

Pedestrian access across the bridge will be maintained throughout the weekend, although brief delays may be necessary. Flaggers will provide assistance to pedestrians and disabled individuals crossing the bridge.

The closure will allow prime contractor Hamilton Construction to replace the bridge’s steel deck grates and wooden sidewalks.

The Isthmus Slough Bridge Rehabilitation project will repair and resurface the deck, modify the deck drains, reconstruct expansion joints, seal cracks on the concrete surface of the bridge, repair welds, replace bolts, remove rust, and replace the electrical system.

Construction on the $9 million project is scheduled for completion in October 2019.

For more information, visit the project website at www.IsthmusSloughBridge.com.


Dan Latham
ODOT Project Information
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541-817-5200 (cell)