Big Creek area resident Wayne Brunelle snapped a photo of Newport Public Works workers strengthening the downhill side of Ne 31st Street in time for the rainy season. City Public Works Director Tim Gross ordered the road restored last year after decades of it being slumped out. Residents say they’re very grateful that the roadside was rebuilt which is not only an added commuter convenience but also provides another way out of the area in the event of a fire, flood or other disaster.
Brunelle said he wants to thank the department for their timely response to stopping the decay of the asphalt curbing along the downhill side which was threatening to undermine the work done last year.
ODOT is closing the “under bridge” part of Naterlin Drive on Monday. They are replacing a drainage catch basin and 40 feet of drainage line under the bridge. Work will start at 7am Monday and run through 6pm Monday.
Northbound traffic over the bridge wanting to go down to the Bayfront can proceed as normal. Take a right after the bridge and turn left on Naterlin. But those traveling north on 101 toward the bridge will not be able to access the Bayfront. Motorists will have to access the Bayfront from city side streets.
Access to the old lighthouse area of Yaquina Bay State Park will have to be by side streets by turning west off of 101 onto SW Case, Bay or Bailey streets, and then south on Elizabeth.
Just got word from ODOT Public Information Officer Rick Little that ODOT will be doing some major work on East Olive from Highway 101 east to the stop light at John Moore Road during the evenings of September 26th and 27th. Locals know that this stretch of Olive/Highway 20 is not the smoothest in the area. It does handle a great amount of traffic, much of it heavy trucks so the pavement is due for at least a facelift.
Little says the work will be done during the night, 7pm to 6am, both September 26th and 27th. Flaggers will control traffic through the work zone causing only minimal delays.
US 101: Yaquina Bay Bridge-Oregon Coast Highway MP 141.5
Project Summary: Project will repair corroded steel and replace the beam pads under the bridge.
Remarks: The west sidewalk on the bridge will be closed. Traffic delays are not anticipated during the day as repairs are being conducted on the steel arches below the roadway. One lane will be closed for steel repairs above the roadway between 8:00 pm and 7:00 am. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers. Delays up to 10 minutes are expected.
Project Summary: The project will be installing trench and sub-surface drainage features, demolishing bridge components at four locations and continuing erosion and sediment control
Remarks: The contractor will be installing temporary signs. There will be shoulder closures and may be flagging. Delays up to 5 minutes are expected. Watch for trucks entering and leaving the highway 7 miles west of Eddyville.
Due to equipment issues, Marys Peak from Highway 34 to Connor’s Camp will be closed August 2 and 3 to complete road resurfacing work that began July 26. Today, July 27, Marys Peak will open to the public at noon.
“This closure is the final stage of last year’s road work and bank stabilization contract,” said Joe Acosta, Siuslaw National Forest Roads Engineer. “It is closed to facilitate a surface treatment application.”
Marys Peak is the highest mountain in the Coast Range, at 4,097 feet. Visitors wanting to access the top of the Peak can get there from Highway 20 at Burnt Woods and through the community of Harlan on county roads 547 and 618, eventually connecting with forest road 30 to Connor’s Camp. Not all of these roads are paved.
“We regret any inconvenience this may have for forest visitors, however putting on a final seal coating will improve everyone’s driving experience,” add Acosta.
For more information about this project, contact Joe Acosta, Forest road engineer at 541-563-8405.
For more information about the Siuslaw National Forest visit our web site at www.fs.usda.gov/siuslaw or call 541-750-7000. Stay in touch through twitter.com/siuslawNF and www.facebook.com/DiscoverSiuslawNF.