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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

December 2014 Project Update - December 17, 2014

Plans Progressing: Design work for the project continues to move forward. Work by survey crews and community feedback over the past year has helped inform decisions related to the new Hoquarton Bridge and highway improvements in downtown Tillamook. More information on the final designs will be available for review at a public meeting in early 2015.

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Iconic “dinosaur tree” in Woodburn moved to high school - December 1, 2014

The iconic tree that is shaped like a dinosaur and was formerly in front of the old Columbia Bank building in the construction zone at the Woodburn Interchange has found a permanent home.

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Newberg Neighbor's Night - November 25, 2014

A construction information night will be held for Newberg neighbors on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Drop by the Edwards Elementary School Cafeteria (715 E 8th St.) anytime between 6:00–7:30 p.m. to learn more about upcoming road and bridge construction, including locations of bridge supports, truck routes, construction work schedule, and anticipated noise impacts.

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Black Friday pedestrian access [Woodburn Interchange] - November 25, 2014

In an effort to create a safe experience for shoppers at the Woodburn Premium Outlets this busy weekend, ODOT has designated a pedestrian route for those who use the Park and Ride and walk to the mall.

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I-5 [Woodburn] project to wrap up a year early By Tyler Francke, Woodburn Independent - November 19, 2014

Overflow parking, additional traffic lanes open just in time for holiday shopping season

All indications are that the Woodburn Interchange project will finish significantly ahead of schedule, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Though the $70 million capital project was initially expected to run well into 2016, ODOT’s lead contractor, Salem-based K & E Excavating Inc., took advantage of the area’s unusually dry spring and long summer to make significant headway.

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Update on traffic switch week of November 10 - November 10, 2014

Due to scheduling conflicts with the paving subcontractor the move to the permanent configuration has been delayed until November 12/13 (weather-permitting).

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Move to permanent configuration planned for November 13 (REVISED) at Woodburn Interchange - November 7, 2014

Important milestone reached in time for holiday shopping season

The Woodburn Interchange Project will reach an important milestone on November 11 November 13 (REVISED) at 6 a.m. when traffic on mainline OR 214/OR 219 is finally shifted to the permanent configuration. The permanent configuration includes an additional travel lane in each direction on OR 214/219.

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Public emphasizes business access during redesign of the Highway 6 and Highway 101 at Community Strategic Action Plan Public Workshop By Chelsea Yarnell, Tillamook Headlight Herald - November 3, 2014

Business owners, concerned citizens and organization leaders met on October 30 at the Tillamook County Library for the fourth installment of the Tillamook Community Strategic Action Plan Public Workshops.

The workshops are designed to discuss and prioritize upcoming plans for the Tillamook town center and waterfront area in conjunction with the $27 million construction and redesign of the Highway 6 and Highway 101 intersection in Tillamook.

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Bypass work begins preparation for spring push By Katy Sword, Newberg Graphic - October 22, 2014 - October 22, 2014

Construction on the Newberg-Dundee bypass is ramping up as 2015 nears. While major construction won’t begin until next spring, preparations are now underway.

“They’re going to be excavating a large water quality pond and do that side of the bypass as long as the weather holds up,” said Lou Torres, Region 2 Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman. “Also erosion control before the rainy season begins, which includes seeding cofferdams — little rolled up straw bales that keep water from running fast and hard through certain areas to prevent erosion.”

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Bypass work heating up Yamhill Valley News-Register - September 26, 2014 - September 26, 2014

Wildish Standard Paving of Eugene plans to begin work on its end of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass as early as Monday, the state Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

Wildish will begin work on and around Oregon 219/Sandoz Road intersection, on the Newberg end of the run. The work includes excavating the rest of a large water quality pond and implementing an erosion control system before the rainy season begins.

Wildish was recently awarded the third of four major contracts on the first phase of the bypass. Its winning bid was $44.3 million.

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