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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

Tillamook Today interviews project team - April 17, 2014

The radio program Tillamook Today recently interviewed team members of the Tillamook U.S. 101 / OR 6 Traffic Improvement project. Stream the broadcast to hear more about the project purpose, latest work and construction expectations.

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Next Steps - April 10, 2014

Thank you for your interest in the project. Details about the project schedule and construction phasing are below. You are always welcome to submit comments using our comment form (opens new window).

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South End of the Project - April 10, 2014

In addition to highway improvements, elements within the south end of the project will include streetscape improvements in downtown and the creation of a new plaza outside of the Pioneer Museum.

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North End of the Project - April 10, 2014

In addition to highway improvements, changes in the north end of the project will include a new U.S. 101 bridge over Hoquarton Slough and modifications to Hoquarton Interpretive Park.

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Project Background - April 9, 2014

This section provides background on why the project is happening and the preferred approach to addressing the transportation problems in downtown Tillamook.

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Welcome - April 9, 2014

Video welcome from Project Manager Ken Kohl
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The Oregon Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the City of Tillamook and Tillamook County, is working to improve the traffic performance and safety of U.S. 101 and OR 6 through downtown Tillamook and across Hoquarton Slough. The narrow streets that these highways use were not designed to safely carry the large volume of traffic - particularly truck traffic - moving through Tillamook today.

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Lanes to shift during work on Woodburn interchange in I-5 Statesman Journal - April 1, 2014

Drivers will notice a few changes as construction work is scheduled to start in earnest this week on segments of the $80 million expansion of the Woodburn interchange on Interstate 5.

But a spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation, while advising drivers to be alert, said the changes are not earthshaking.

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Woodburn Interchange construction update - March 31, 2014

Construction activities through April 30, 2014

  • Continue working on NB & SB permanent ramps
  • Constructing sound walls between Willow and Woodland; Country Club and Broughton on the north side of OR219
  • Construct curbs and pave between Willow and Woodland on the north side of OR219
  • Continue working new illumination systems within the interchange and on Arney Road
  • Continue working on the bridge widening
  • Installing bus shelters in the transit facility
  • Shifting OR219/214 traffic to the south
  • Complete installation of Oregon Way / Country Club Rd temporary traffic signal system
  • Start excavation work on the north side of OR214 from Evergreen Rd to Country Club Rd 
Woodburn Interchange Project to enter next phase of construction in early April ODOT News Release - March 27, 2014

Work along OR 214 and sound wall construction to increase

Starting in early April, work on the Woodburn Interchange Project will  increase on the east side of I-5 along OR 214, including construction of the sound wall that runs between Country Club Road and Broughton Way.

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Many thanks to the utility companies [Woodburn Interchange] - March 26, 2014

Thank you to the utility companies who have worked closely with the project team since the start of construction. Their cooperation in relocating utilities to make way for improvements has kept the project moving forward and on schedule!

You’re Invited to an Open House - March 25, 2014

The Oregon Department of Transportation is sponsoring a public open house to review preliminary designs for the U.S.101/OR6 Traffic Safety Improvement Project on Thursday, April 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Tillamook 911 Board Room, 2311 Third Street.  The public is welcome to drop by at any time during the two-hour open house.

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Woodburn Interchange project ahead of schedule By Lindsay Keefer, Woodburn Independent - March 19, 2014

The Interstate 5 Interchange Project may be long from over, but officials say everything is coming together at the right pace.

“We’re on schedule and on budget,” said Lou Torres, spokesman for Oregon Department of Transportation.
 
“After the summer, we’ll have a much better handle on where we are, but for now we’re ahead of schedule,” said ODOT project manager Shane Ottosen.
 
Video Provides a Glimpse into Bypass Construction Project Update - March 5, 2014

A new video provides an update on construction of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass since summer of 2013. The video includes aerial views, photos of the work being done, and an explanation of how the project is progressing along various parts of the alignment.

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Woodburn Interchange Construction Update - February 27, 2014

Construction activity through March 13 will include

  • Continue working on NB & SB permanent ramps
  • Excavation and drainage work continues between Willow St. and Woodland Ave.
  • Sound wall between Willow and Woodland under construction (through early Spring)
  • Utility work ongoing
  • Tree and brush removal
  • Bridge work continues including concrete footings and temporary support structures
One sequoia to go, pending permit approval [Woodburn Interchange] Woodburn Independent - February 27, 2014

The shorter of two large sequoias along Highway 214 will likely be cut down soon, now that the city of Woodburn has received a significant tree removal permit from Oregon Department of Transportation.

The city will likely respond to the permit in the next 24 hours, and ODOT would likely remove the tree within days or hours after that, according to a statement from the city.

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Woodburn Interchange Construction Update - February 10, 2014

Construction activity through February 21 will include:

  • Pile driving will continue through February 14th.
  • Temporary traffic signal construction will occur at Evergreen Rd. and Hwy 214 the week of February 17-21.
  • Sound wall construction on the west side of I-5 (Hwy 219) will begin in mid-March. Work on the walls east of I-5 (Hwy 214) will begin in May.
ODOT plans open houses By Sayde Moser, Tillamook Headlight-Herald - February 7, 2014

The sounds of construction work might not be mixing the lull of traffic in downtown Tillamook, but that doesn't mean that the Oregon Department of Transportation isn't inching forward with the redesign of Highway 6 and Highway 101 intersection.

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Large beams to be hauled into Dundee as first bridge is constructed on Bypass project - January 27, 2014

The contractor working for the Oregon Department of Transportation on the Newberg-Dundee Bypass Project Phase 1 will be hauling and setting seven large bridge beams beginning Thursday, January 30.

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Woodburn Interchange Construction Update - January 22, 2014

Construction activity through February 1 will include:

  • Work will continue on the bridge including pile driving, boring, excavating and asphalt removal.
  • Landscaping at Transit Facility
  • Temporary traffic signals installed at Woodland Ave.
Two new bus routes stop in Woodburn daily Woodburn Independent - January 22, 2014

Two new buses that cover the Portland-Eugene corridor are now stopping in Woodburn twice daily, according to a press release from Oregon Department of Transportation.

Passengers can hop on a bus at the Woodburn Transit Center, located on the corner of Evergreen Road and Highway 214, at the following times: 7:25 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. for the southbound bus; and 9:25 a.m. and 6:50 p.m. for the northbound bus.

ODOT also announced the addition of new Talgo Series 8 trains that will help rail passengers travel between Vancouver, B.C., and Eugene. No train stops are scheduled for Woodburn.

Features of the schedule going into effect include replacing several bus routes with trains, adding new stops on bus routes and adding new bus service.

For complete schedules, visit www.amtrakcascades.com.