The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has numerous projects currently going on in Lincoln County. Recently, they released status updates on how they are going and what you can expect when traffic begins to increase for the summer months.
OR 34: McKinney Slough Bridge Replacement
An existing bridge near milepost 1.5 is being replaced with a new structure. This new structure is being constructed one half at a time. Due to limited working space one lane of traffic is closed for the duration of the project.
The south half of the new bridge is complete. Crews have begun work on constructing the north half. One lane, two-way traffic has been routed onto the completed half bridge. Traffic is controlled by a temporary signal or flaggers at all times. Expect minor delays.
U.S. 101: Devil’s Lake Outlet, Schooner Cr & Siltcoos River Bridges
This project includes the following improvements at each of the three bridges:
- Repair damaged concrete
- Install zinc anodes to the structures to protect them from the harsh coastal climate
- Replace bridge railings to meet current crash standards
- Install steel and titanium rebar to strengthen bridges
Night work continues until Memorial Day, but will be intermittent depending on weather. Lane closures are in effect from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday night through Thursday night. Flaggers are directing traffic at the signal at SE 1st St during lane closures. Crews are installing steel and titanium reinforcement to the bridge deck. Work at the Devil’s Lake Outlet bridge is expected to last until the spring of 2020. Work at Schooner Creek Bridge is expected to start in summer 2019. Expect minor delays.
U.S. 101: Yaquina Bay Bridge Painting
This project is painting the steel bridge members under the roadway deck in two spans of the steel structure. These members are in need of additional protection from the harsh coastal environment.
Most of the work is under the bridge with no impact to traffic. There will be occasional nighttime lane closures to set up containment under the bridge and move equipment. Intermittent night work will continue with lane closures allowed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The eastern sidewalk is closed for the duration of the project. A temporary pedestrian crossing at the south end of the bridge will allow pedestrians to cross U.S. 101. At the north end, pedestrians can use the existing sidewalks under the bridge, which will be signed as the pedestrian detour route. This project is expected to last until October 2019. Expect minor delays.
OR 229 Paving Project
The Siletz Highway will be paved from the south end of the town of Siletz to the U.S. 20 Junction (mp 24.13 to mp 32.14). Work will be done during the day, Monday through Thursday. Expect lane closures and up to 20 minute delays.
Work is scheduled to begin May 9 and be completed by June 30, 2019.