Text Size:   A+ A- A    •
ODOT Logo


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

Highway 101/6 Project Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - December 7, 2016

While the bridgework pushes along right on schedule, with the focus shifting from building rebar cages and drilling shafts to pouring the understructure bridge supports, the other elements that we reported that were hung up last week are starting to break free.

The streetlight base bolt patterns required for the electrical work under the replacement of the sidewalks on Pacific have finally been approved and the parts ordered. They should be onsite within ten days and the flatwork crew will be working on the block between 4th and 3rd beginning December 21st.

Read More
Highway 101/6 Project Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - December 1, 2016

The last two rebar cages are being tied together this week, and the drilling and pouring of shafts will continue through the next few weeks so that the drillers can be packing up and demobilizing out of town by mid December. This will enable the forms for the first bridge support to be poured in the next couple of weeks, so that, despite several minor setbacks, we will be finding that the ODOT project’s critical baseline path, the bridge, is right on schedule.

Read More
Highway 101/6 Project Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - November 23, 2016

With the Thanksgiving weekend upon us, you will be seeing construction activity fall off for the holiday.  Add the impending wind and rain to that and you should also see construction equipment and materials moving to higher ground, possibly in the cordoned off areas of Pacific and the former Shell Station, which ODOT now owns.  Rubber-tired machines and items with buoyancy potential are being shifted out of the floodplain, while heavy steel and the water-filled Baker tanks will remain in place.

Read More
Highway 101/6 Project Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - November 18, 2016

Welcome back to a more regular release of bulletins; a positive sign that the more dramatic project changes related to traffic have been accomplished and the smaller issues are being resolved one by one.  The striping was a major improvement and now this year’s winter traffic patterns should be settling in to a routine with continuing adjustments to cones, signal timing, and signs, such as the replacement of green directional signage with orange to highlight changes. 

All good reasons for Thanksgiving.

That is not to say that there won’t be some disruptions for major construction movements such as the placement of the huge bridge pier structures, the majority of which won’t occur until after Thanksgiving when you will see a series of flagging events on the north side of the Hoquarton bridge during the week of the 28th.

Add to this, the fact that the City’s sewer main rehabilitation project will be crossing Third on Cedar this next week with some flagging there before starting up First.  Right after Thanksgiving, there will be some exploratory work on a critical manhole at the intersection of Stillwell and First that will cause some flagging and traffic rerouting in that vicinity for a day.

Read More
Highway 101/6 project: lane striping adds clarification Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - November 14, 2016

While some guidance improvements have been made, such as the application of arrows on the new lanes indicating which path to follow for various turns, there are still bugs being worked out.

Another major clarification was the painting of lane striping on First at the intersections with Main and Pacific, along with the striping of the lanes over the old bridge.  

These could not be done until there was a window of dry weather and work was completed on Thursday and Friday.

The next major element in the construction will be the pulling of the old wooden pilings and setting three new casings for the east half of the replacement bridge commencing tomorrow.  Setting each casing will require 16-to-18 hour days starting at low tide with a couple of days between for curing and preparation of the next one.  So with one being set every third day, these should be complete by next week this time.

Read More
ODOT barricade impacting business By Brad Mosher, Tillamook Headlight Herald - November 7, 2016 - November 10, 2016

There is a business blockade in Tillamook angering David Dieter.

And he is not the only one taking issue with the large cement barricades erected on Highway 101 north of the Hoquarton Bridge.

The barricades are part of the construction project to improve the traffic flow on Highway 101 (Pacific Avenue) called the 101/OR 6 Traffic Safety Improvement Project and is part of a three-year construction project designed to improve traffic flow and safety in the downtown area.

The barricades are extending far more than a quarter-mile north of Hoquarton Bridge, creating a traffic and business problem for several companies north of the bridge construction, according to the owners and managers complaining.

Read More
The Weekly Highway 101/6 Project News Bulletin Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - November 2, 2016

Our last bulletin was focused primarily on the major traffic reconfiguration that was implemented a couple of weeks ago.  

While some guidance improvements have been made since that time, such as the application of arrows on the new lanes indicating which path to follow for various turns, there are still bugs being worked out.

Another major clarification will be the painting of lane striping on First at the intersections with Main and Pacific, along with the striping of the lanes over the old bridge.  

These couldn’t be done until there was a window of dry weather and so now the contractor finally has an opening and has scheduled it for Thursday and Friday of this week.  During this painting operation, the bridge will again be reduced to one lane with flaggers.

Read More
Highway 101/6 Project Traffic Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - October 21, 2016

Due to the large number of concerns received, this interim bulletin is being sent out to try to explain some of the ramifications of the recent midweek traffic reconfiguration.  As with any major change, it takes awhile to:

  1. work out all of the bugs, and
  2. get accustomed to it.

The new signage and signals have caused a fair amount of confusion with vehicles running the new red light on First and Main as some westbound vehicles turn north round the corner where there used to be a free right.  Traffic that is familiar with the intersection is trying to continue to use First Street between Pacific & Main heading west as a 3-lane as prior to construction.  There are now 2 lanes there: 1 right turn only lane and 1 straight through w/left turn arrow.  Drivers also can be frustrated by the lack of free movement as they wait for non-turning traffic in the wrong lane to clear the intersection.

Read More
The Weekly Highway 101/6 Project News Bulletin Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - October 19, 2016

While there was some frustration last week with all of the lane reconfigurations getting established in the downtown, and then the storm hitting right after set-up so that no work could proceed (you will probably see some drums replacing the cones and candlesticks that were blown away or run over), the project is getting back on course this week and ramping up.  The old intersection traffic signals are coming down and the temporaries are switching on.  This critical preparation piece has been slowing the pace of project construction as a necessary step that must precede the drainage and sidewalk work on Pacific Avenue.  

Specifically, tomorrow at 8am they are going to  turn on the signal at 3rd and Pacific, then do the signal at 1st and Main starting at 7pm tomorrow night.  They will have 6 flaggers set up for that signal and striping change tomorrow night.

 
The next lane reconfigurations will be converting 101 immediately north of the Hoquarton into one lane each direction, going into effect tomorrow, the sawcutting and sidewalk removal work along the westside of Pacific Avenue between 4th and 3rd should also start on Thursday.  This work will continue for about a month before moving north to the block between 3rd and 2nd.

Read More
Chamber Chatter: Patience is a virtue By Justin Aufdermauer, Tillamook Headlight Herald - October 13, 2016 - October 13, 2016

The Hwy 101/6 construction zone has seen some significant relocation and removal of power poles and trees lately. Thank you to those of you who have navigated the area with patience and concern for those working. The construction zone seems more constrained and busy, and this week you will likely see more night work happening. Remember, this is only temporary, and the end result will be both safe and amazing looking.

All the increase in activity is in preparation for the sawcutting and drainage work along Pacific Avenue that is currently scheduled to begin the week of October 17th.  Sidewalk removal should follow shortly behind that. And all this while construction continues on the northern side of Hoquarton Slough, where shafts are being drilled, rebar tied, and sheet pilings installed on the north bank. At the same time lightweight concrete known as cellcrete is being formed and bermed as a supportive base for each end of the new bridge.

On Oct. 18, Second Street between Main and Pacific will be closed down. The full tear-out of the street is scheduled to commence the first week of November and continue for approximately three months.

Read More