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ODOT Region 2 JTA Projects

House Bill 2001, also known as the Oregon Jobs and Transportation Act, is the transportation funding plan adopted by the 2009 Legislature. This site contains information on the following JTA projects within ODOT Region 2:

Beltline Highway at Delta Highway (Eugene/Springfield)

The project is expected to alleviate congestion and unsafe conditions in the Beltline Highway corridor, particularly at the interchange of Beltline Highway (OR 569) and Delta Highway (Lane County road), through the use of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). 

US101/OR6 Traffic Improvement Project (Tillamook)

The project is located in Tillamook County where State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 101 come together in historic downtown Tillamook. The project will be designed to improve the safety and operations of these two highways as they converge. The project will also make the downtown intersections more efficient for those traveling through downtown and safer for everyone. 

Highway 99W Newberg Dundee Bypass

This project is located near the Oregon 99W corridor, where the highway passes through Newberg and Dundee in eastern Yamhill County. The project will provide an alternate route for local commuter and freight traffic around the congestion in Dundee and south Newberg, reducing the number of vehicles using Oregon 99W. 

I-5 at Beltline (Eugene/Springfield)

This modernization project has been divided into smaller sections to make it easier to construct parts of the project as funding becomes available. Remaining work will continue to modernize the interchange, which serves interstate, regional, and local traffic to the surrounding residential and commercial centers.

I-5 at Kuebler Interchange (Salem)

This project will upgrade the existing interchange to support the area’s planned expansion by adding an additional loop ramp and modifying the eastbound to southbound ramp and the existing southbound off ramp. 

I-5 at Mill Creek (Salem)

The Mill Creek Corporate Center (MCCC) is a partnership between the State of Oregon and the City of Salem to create a major employment center on agricultural land previously owned by the Oregon Department of Corrections in Southeast Salem.

Woodburn Interchange and Transit Facility

The project will improve the existing interchange and add a transit facility to improve traffic flow and safety and promote economic development in Woodburn and the surrounding area.

 

Region 2 JTA Project News

Save the Date – Play on the Bypass - August 18, 2017

Saturday, September 23rd, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (Details still underway)

ODOT is opening the bypass to people (but not cars!) on one day - Saturday, September 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is your chance to see what’s been built before the Newberg-Dundee Bypass (Oregon 18) opens to vehicles this winter. Construction is on track to be complete at the end of 2017.

Bring your friends, family, a water bottle, and even a picnic and take a break on Oregon’s (soon-to-be) newest state road. We invite you to get active as you take a sneak peek of the new road. You can walk, bike, run, or roll. For this day only, you can even hang out in the middle of the road. Leashed dogs are invited. Alcohol should stay at home.

The bypass is designed as a highway and does not have sidewalks or bike lanes, so this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the road from a different perspective before it opens this winter to cars and trucks. More details will be available soon on how to access the event and where to park.

Chehalem Park and Recreation District will also be hosting a 5K run earlier that morning. Registration details will be available soon.

This is a casual, fun event. A formal ribbon cutting will be held when the road is complete. For more information about the Newberg-Dundee Bypass project, or if you have questions about the event, contact Kristen Kibler at JLA Public Involvement on behalf of ODOT at (503) 235-5881 x104.

Chamber of Commerce Project Update - August 17, 2017

Summary:

  • No construction during eclipse weekend (Friday-Tuesday)
  • Lots of night work
  • Lane closures for paving
  • Filling of bioswale pits
  • Work starts on 3rd and Main in front of Sunflower Flats- Sunflower Flats remains open.

Hello Tillamook,

The rest of August is dedicated to finishing touches on Pacific Ave., focusing on finishing curbs and sidewalks, drainage details, grading, paving, and striping. Expect lane closures on Pacific the next few weeks and lots of night work the rest of the month as crews scurry around to make up for time lost as they step away this Friday through next Tuesday in an attempt to clear as much space as possible for highly anticipated eclipse traffic.

The priority is to finalize paving on Pacific from 4th St. all the way over the new bridge in preparation for the fall transition that will bring the demolition of the old bridge. That will mean another change in traffic patterns, which will be released around Labor Day. In the meantime, please continue to drive carefully and attentively through the construction area, watching for lane closures.

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Major traffic switch planned for Tillamook Project starting Friday morning ODOT - August 1, 2017

TILLAMOOK—A major traffic shift is scheduled to occur on the U.S. 101 at OR 6 Tillamook Project starting Friday morning, August 4 at 6 a.m.  Motorists traveling through the construction zone will want to slow down and proceed with caution as they get used to the new configuration. 

The traffic changes are as follows:

  • Northbound U.S. 101 traffic will use the new extension of Pacific Avenue north of 1st Street (OR 6).  Currently, northbound U.S. 101 traffic uses Main Street and is diverted to the east half of the new bridge. Travelers will no longer be able to turn north at 1st and Main;
  • Westbound OR 6 traffic heading north will turn right at Pacific Avenue;
  • Northbound U.S. 101 traffic will cross OR 6 and continue north; and
  • Eastbound OR 6 traffic heading north will need to use 3rd Street and turn left onto northbound U.S. 101.

This is not the permanent traffic pattern. The traffic shift was planned and is part of the staged construction.  The three-year project is on schedule to be completed in the fall of 2018.

See map for reference.

For more information: Lou Torres, 503-986-2880,  louis.c.torres@odot.state.or.us

Chamber of Commerce Project Update - August 1, 2017

Hello Tillamook,

Chief Terry Wright sent out this Press Release, which lines out the upcoming big traffic changes nicely.

Some quick bullet points:

  • New stretch of Pacific between First and the new 101 bridge opens Friday
  • NO northbound traffic on Main
  • Return to two lane traffic on Third between Main and Pacific
  • This is not the permanent traffic pattern- things will continue to change as the project moves forward.

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Press Release
TO: All Community Members, Partners and Businesses
FROM: Chief Terry Wright
RE: Phase 2a ODOT traffic Change
DATE: July 31, 2017

During the nighttime of Thursday, August 3rd, 2017, THIS THURSDAY Night, there will be traffic changes in the construction zone that WILL impact you. These are scheduled changes in the project. This pattern will be for about a month. There will be other changes in the future that will impact everyone. You can also access the current Chamber diagram for information on the project and upcoming changes at http://tillamookchamber.org/highwayproject.

The first major change is eastbound 1st Street, going towards Main Street from Stillwell Avenue. For at least the next month, when you get to Main Street, you can only turn right, south on Main Avenue through Downtown. You cannot turn left to go to North Main Avenue towards Fred Meyer, Northbound. If you are on First Street, the only way to go north is to go south to Third Street, through Downtown then left on Third Street and left on Pacific Avenue.

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Chamber of Commerce Project Update - July 26, 2017

Happy Tuesday, Tillamook!

The immediate news is that this Thursday night (July 27th) paving begins on the new stretch of Pacific between the intersection with 1st street up to the new bridge. If you’ve been through that intersection recently in the last few days, you may have had time to notice the growing pile of rubble from the old post office wall and the rapidly appearing curb work. A week ago, it was still easier to visualize through a drawing, but this week the future road span is evident. Expect flagging and delays along with the night work as the final curbing and grading takes place along the east side of Pacific to the south of the new paving.  

The completion of that new stretch of Pacific leading to the bridge means that it will be time to adjust to a new traffic pattern. There are some serious last-minute negotiations to take in to consideration, and the leadership team is still hammering out the next temporary traffic pattern. We anticipate a finalized traffic pattern for this next stage of construction prior to the striping early next week, which we will forward along as soon as we have it, but in the meantime: BE CAREFUL! Police Chief Terry Wright urged me to relay how critical it is for all drivers in the area to be extremely focused as we travel through the construction area in the coming months. New road, new routes, new striping, new arrows, lots of cars on the road- constant vigilance!

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Chamber of Commerce Project Update - July 25, 2017

Greetings All,

Each week, the entire Highway Project Team of engineers and contractors gathers to review a three week look-ahead schedule, which allows them to brainstorm how to mobilize specialists into different areas of the project with a kind of choreography that only a community that hosts three dance studios can truly appreciate.

All this coordination is further complicated by things like weather, state and federal regulations, fabrication of project elements, and possibly the biggest tourist event of the decade: the solar eclipse. ODOT has been tuning in to the extensive planning efforts around the state, and the decision was made to halt all construction during the height of the anticipated frenzy on August 21st and 22nd, giving folks an opportunity to clear out of town a bit prior to moving in to what all parties hope will be the paving cycle on Pacific. More information about the paving schedule will be available as we come closer, but we can anticipate single lane closures, night paving and a few short days of detouring.

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Chamber of Commerce Project Updates - July 19, 2017

Yesterday afternoon was my first foray in to the gated construction zone as we sat down for the weekly ODOT contractor planning session. Worth noting: an entirely foreign language is spoken at these meetings, but luckily I had a great translator and was given some study notes to help break down the code.

There are not a lot of updates to give you that weren't covered in the last email to you all- the road realignment continues to roll out, and shortly I will be able to give you a date in which we will see traffic shift in to a new pattern for the bridge crossing. Night work continues through next week as crews remove the sign structure that spans the east side of the Highway 6 and Highway 101 intersection, and build the curbs and gutters along the east side of Pacific.

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U-turns now banned at Highway 99W and Springbrook Road Newberg Graphic - July 13, 2017

Change affects only southwest-bound turns as road expands for the completion of the Newberg-Dundee bypass

As work along Springbrook Road continues under the Newberg-Dundee bypass project, state officials are warning that drivers will no longer be able to make a u-turn from southwest-bound Highway 99W.

The change barring u-turns from that specific side of 99W is a safety precaution as the intersection is overhauled to handle more traffic heading toward the new bypass route south of Newberg, according to a press release from the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Read full article at The Newberg Graphic

 

Night Work Notice: June 2017 Update - July 6, 2017

The contractor is continuing to work at night, Sunday to Thursday between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Pacific Avenue as part of the U.S. 101/OR 6 Project in downtown Tillamook. The night work is now expected to be completed in August. 

Northbound U.S. 101 travelers can expect short delays during nighttime construction. Other nighttime construction impacts may include bright lights, vibration, and noise from vehicle engines, generators, and truck backing up alarms.

Night Work Construction Notice: June 2017

Highway 101/6 Project Updates Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - June 28, 2017

Happy Fourth of July; we’re halfway through!  By this time next year, we should be wrapping the projects up with punchlist items.  Not that there isn’t a long row to hoe yet, with all the work shifting to Main Avenue come Labor Day, but most of the surprises in the process should have been worked out by now.

We had some painful slowdowns at the beginning of the project as certain design elements had to be worked out and surprising underground discoveries kept cropping to further derail progress.  And then the incessant rains stepped in to make the delays that much more pronounced.  But we all, community and contractors alike, persevered.

With a concentrated acceleration of efforts this spring, we are now close to bringing the project back on track. The anticipated date for opening up the new northbound extension of Pacific Avenue is still holding on target for July 24th.

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