WALDPORT— Replacing the street lamps on the Alsea Bay Bridge will restrict lanes of travel this weekend, but no significant delays are anticipated.
ODOT will replace approximately 45 lamps on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 & 5 between the hours of 6am to 3pm.
On Saturday, May 4 the crew will work in the southbound direction, using a lane closure already in effect for a different construction project.
On Sunday, May 5 the crew will work in the northbound direction, closing one lane of travel.
There will always be one lane of travel open in each direction during the project. Motorists are not expected to encounter significant delays.
Meanwhile, other work on the bridge continues:
US 101: Alsea Bay Bridge Painting- Oregon Coast Highway, Waldport; Contract amount: $2.5 million
Workers are removing rust and are painting the outer and inner arches of the Alsea Bay Bridge. The project will also paint the pedestrian rail and other portions of the bridge. In addition to painting, a new steel walkway below the bridge deck will be added. The walkway will allow access for routine bridge inspections.
From now until project completion, one lane of travel on the four lane bridge will be closed. One southbound lane is currently closed. The contractor is installing containment and has started sand blasting below the bridge. The sidewalk on the west side of the bridge is currently closed for pedestrian rail work. Traffic delays are not expected.