Picture of big traffic jam created by the extraction of a semi that had run off the road into the ditch about a mile east of Newport on Highway 20. If you want to get to Toledo in a more timely fashion, you might consider taking the Bay Road. Otherwise, enjoy a short walk on the beach before you leave for points east.
Information provided by ODOT
ODOT will restrict lanes of U.S. 101 for a patch paving project several nights next week along a 10 mile stretch of the highway between the junction of OR 18 and Lincoln City.
Beginning Monday, July 23 and continuing through Friday morning, July 27, the paving will take place between 8 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.
As the paving occurs in Lincoln City, there will be short duration closures of adjacent side roads. Otherwise, motorists should expect single lane closures of U.S. 101, with traffic being controlled by pilot cars and flaggers. Motorists should anticipate 5-10 minute delays.
Residents in Lincoln City may also hear noise consistent with road construction while the pavement grinder is in operation.
Logsden Road residents, listen up! The bridge over Little Rock Creek is being replaced. Starting on July 25th, there will be only one lane of traffic available. Portable signal lights will be in place to direct traffic through the work zone.
No trucks or vehicles over eight feet wide will be permitted to cross the bridge after July 25th. The new bridge is expected to be opened before October 31st. Please be extra careful driving this route.
SILETZ— A bridge resurfacing project will create a lane restriction and short delays for motorists traveling OR 229 near Siletz.
Beginning Monday, July 9 and continuing until Friday, July 13, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the bridge at milepost 24 near Siletz will be restricted to a single lane with flaggers controlling traffic. Motorists should expect 5-10 minute delays.
Additionally, on Monday, July 9 between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m., ODOT crews will be preparing the bridge surface for the work by shot blasting. Shot blasting is the process of blasting concrete with small steel shot. It removes soft concrete and prepares the surface for bonding. The process will create noise that might be heard by residents who live near the bridge.
Almost unimaginable traffic jams are being scheduled for the heart of downtown Portland over the next four to five weekends as paving crews resurface Interstate 5 from Holladay Street in the Rose Quarter to the Marquam Bridge; its first major resurfacing in decades. Interstate 5 will be open to one lane traffic only from 11pm Fridays to 5am Mondays all four weekends starting this Friday. The details are in the Oregonian. Click here.
During a town hall meeting with Agate Beach area residents Monday night, Mayor Mark McConnell announced that ODOT will be repaving Highway 101 this summer, from Walmart up to the Yaquina Lighthouse area. The roadway, he said, has deteriorated considerably over the years and that new, smooth asphalt will replace the rough and loud noise-making variety that’s been in place for years. Public Works Director Tim Gross said that the semi-finished asphalt that ODOT put down years ago was made to be semi-porous so that rain water would filter down through the asphalt and not puddle dangerously on the surface. Gross said the system worked for about a year, and then lost its water removing effects due to wear.
Gross said the new smooth asphalt overlay will be completed this summer. Needless to say there will be flaggers and traffic delays. When the details are announced we’ll put them here on News Lincoln County.