Driving and talking with other people in the car is about to make a come-back along Highway 101 from Waldport to the Tillamook County line. ODOT Public Information Officer Rick Little reminds us there will be some minor travel delays in order to let them lay down new asphalt along sections of Highway 101 that still sport a rougher (and noisier) road surface that didn’t work out as well as they’d hoped.
The first leg of the re-paving job will run from the Highway 101 at OR18 interchange north of Lincoln City, to the Tillamook County line. Work begins July 22nd and is expected to last through the end of August. It’ll be done during daylight hours and will come with an army of flaggers that likely will cause delays varying from five to fifteen minutes. So plan accordingly if you normally travel that particular stretch of 101.
The second installment of the blessed re-paving will run from the north end of Newport (near Walmart) all the way north to Beverly Beach State Park. Then ODOT will repave 101 from Lost Creek to Seal Rock. And finally, 101 from the north end of the Alsea Bay Bridge to a point a half-mile north. These three sub-projects will begin next month and be completed by the end of September. The work will be done at night. Watch for flaggers. Delays of 5 to 15 minutes are expected.
And, oh! Feel free to enjoy getting reacquainted with those with whom you have not been able to easily converse with in the car for a very long time!