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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

March open house summary now available - March 27, 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended the March 4 open house. We had a great turnout and we appreciated the opportunity to hear your questions and concerns. An open house summary (pdf, 135 KB) is now available. Displays from the meeting are posted to the public involvement page.

Bypass construction progressing quickly By Colin Staub, Newberg Graphic - March 11, 2015

Work is well underway on a number of segments making up the Newberg-Dundee bypass, with more on the way as the project approaches its busiest construction year. The highway has started to take shape at both its eastern and western terminuses as well as in several sections along its span.

Traveling from east to west, motorists will turn off Highway 99W onto Springbrook Road at an intersection that will be completely reworked. Springbrook Road itself will see improvements down to its intersection with Highway 219, work which will take place next year after the contract goes out to bid in December.
 
ODOT to host open house on Hwy 6/101 redesign By Chelsea Yarnell, Tillamook Headlight-Herald - February 13, 2015

The Oregon Department of Transportation will host an open house on March 4 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Tillamook 911 building to present updates about the Hwy 6/101 redesign.

“That’s another opportunity to touch base with the public, “ ODOT Project Manger Ken Kohl told the Headlight Herald.

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Tillamook Today interviews project team - February 11, 2015

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 latest work, construction expectations and the upcoming open house.

U-turn sign delay on 214 was 'ODOT's fault' [Woodburn Interchange] By Tyler Francke, Woodburn Independent - February 11, 2015

The “U-turn permitted” signs now adorning the Highway 214 intersections at Evergreen, Country Club and Woodland roads were not installed until over a week after they were needed to help motorists navigate a traffic configuration complicated by the addition of concrete medians in the middle of the roadway.

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Design and Construction Open House Planned for March 4 - January 30, 2015

The Oregon Department of Transportation is sponsoring a public open house to review designs and discuss construction plans for the U.S.101/OR6 Traffic Safety Improvement Project. The open house will be held on Wednesday, March 4 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; there will be no formal presentation.

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Drivers voice concerns over new medians on 214 [Woodburn Interchange] By Tyler Francke, Woodburn Independent - January 21, 2015

As the Woodburn Interchange project enters the home stretch, on budget and a year ahead of schedule, motorists are beginning to get their first real feel of what the finished product will be like.

And, at least in one regard, the response hasn’t been entirely positive, as residents have begun voicing concerns about the new concrete medians being constructed along Highway 214.

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Temporary closure of northbound I-5 on ramp planned at Woodburn Interchange - December 29, 2014

The northbound on ramp to I-5 at the Woodburn Interchange will be closed starting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 so the contractor working for the Oregon Department of Transportation can begin rebuilding the ramp as part of the interchange project.

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A visible indication the bypass is moving forward By Gary Allen, Newberg Graphic - December 24, 2014

Traffic in Dundee was disrupted for periods over three days last week when contractors hauled into town 21 large concrete beams that will be used to construct three bridges over Hess Creek in the section of the Newberg-Dundee bypass near Eighth Street. In January, cranes will be dispatched to the area to lift the beams into place.

See article on the Newberg Graphic website

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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