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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

Highway 101/6 Project Updates Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - June 23, 2017

The Heat is on.  Be prepared for a snarly weekend as the high temps in the valley drive the hordes to the beach and the Chamber’s June Dairy Parade and the Rodeo get right into the middle of it.  Hopefully, everyone maintains their patience as they pick their way through the congestion and construction.

With the summer now here in full swing, the new plaza is available for events and public gatherings.  Vehicles will not be allowed on it until the project is totally complete next summer.  If you have ideas about an event that you would like to see or sponsor, please contact the Sierra at the Chamber for assistance with putting it together.

Meanwhile, the lightweight concrete crews have finished their work and left town.  The sidewalk work on Pacific continues its plodding repetition of demolition, grading, drainage, forming of curb and gutter, and finally pouring of sidewalk as the contractor moves up the line.

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Highway 101/6 Project Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - June 16, 2017

The City of Tillamook has been making almost as many messes as ODOT has over the past couple years: first with its waterlines around downtown, then with the sewerline down First and Fourth, and now its going to show up Front and center.  All of the City’s deep work is being wrapped up now and its next construction project will be coming online in the form of the rehabilitation of Sue H Elmore Park next to the Hoquarton Bridge off Front Street. 

This enhancement of the Park, boat launches, and parking is just waiting on the last permit to be released in order to commence but should be visibly underway in early July.  It will coincide with some of the Front Street modifications that ODOT will be making on the east half of that block near Main and so you should expect that Front between Main and Ivy will be fully or partially closed for approximately 4 to 5 months.

In conjunction with the changing traffic due to that and the ODOT activities, you will also be seeing a number of parking changes, adopted in a Temporary Parking Plan by the Council last Fall, being implemented in the near future as some streets lose parking in order to facilitate better truck turning movements, and others gain spaces through striping reconfigurations.  Overall, there will be a net gain of parking due to the parking plan developed by the Chamber of Commerce.

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Highway 101/6 Project Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - June 7, 2017

The plaza is open for walk-throughs and that means that the Blue Moon Café has returned to its storefront and is open for business.  Now with one of the best views in the downtown! 

Another grand opening of the plaza will occur on Friday the 16 with the Cork’n Brew festivities and there will also be music on the plaza that you can enjoy even if you weren’t lucky enough to score a Cork’n Brew ticket.  Of course, the weekend after that will be the June Dairy Parade with its own set of events scheduled for the new plaza.  The place is going to be hopping.

There are still a few items to be installed on the plaza but they will probably show up after the June Dairy Parade.  July should have us sporting a new informational kiosk in front of the electrical meters, decorative rails around the landscape wells, and bollards at each end of the one-way street, as well as in front of each parking space.

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Highway 101/6 Project Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - May 31, 2017

The bridge switch went off without a hitch, West First Street is paved and smooth, and the Memorial Day traffic load of tourists did their usual clog-up but nothing more, the project focus, other than some forming of bridge rails, is back to Pacific Avenue.

The sidewalk demolition work has cleared the way so that tonight will launch a couple of weeks of nightwork in the downtown area in order to minimize the traffic impacts of cutting in the utility crossings, manholes, storm drain inlets and beehives on the east side of the road.  The heavy equipment required for this work will take up one of the travel lanes for maneuvering and so northbound traffic will be restricted to one lane on the left. 

Ear plugs have deposited at key residential locations downtown in recognition of the impending disturbance.

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Additional U.S. 101 southbound lane in Tillamook to open on May 24 - May 24, 2017

Nighttime work to start on Pacific Avenue

TILLAMOOK— An additional southbound lane on U.S. 101 at the Hoquarton Bridge is scheduled to open earlier than expected on Wednesday, May 24 as part of the U.S. 101/OR 6 Project in Tillamook. A northbound lane is being shifted on to the new bridge restoring two lanes southbound. The plan was to have two lanes open in each direction by Memorial Day but that will not happen until later in the summer.

Also, starting on Tuesday, May 30 the contractor will be working at nights, Sunday to Thursday between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Pacific Avenue. The night work is expected to be completed in early July at the latest.  Travelers can expect short delays during nighttime construction. 

After Memorial Day, the contractor will have two lanes open on Pacific Avenue during the day in Tillamook. Overall, the project is still on-schedule to be completed by the end of 2018.

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Highway 101/6 Project Updates - May 23, 2017

Tonight’s the night that the switch gets flipped.  The asphalt crews will be working on the bridge from 7:00 PM until 2:00 AM at which time the night flaggers arrive so that the stripers can begin their work of grinding out the old striping and laying down the new travel lanes.  Come tomorrow morning, Wednesday the 24th, the new bridge will be accepting its first traffic. 

One lane of northbound traffic will be wiggled around the old Shell Station and guided up main to tie in over onto the new bridge come Wednesday morning.  For the duration of Wednesday, there will also be a single lane southbound on Main as the contractors complete the transition.  Once Thursday rolls around, traffic can return to two lanes southbound.

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Highway 101/6 Project Updates - May 18, 2017

In addition to flowers and tourists, the sunshine that is on its way is going to be coating the town with asphalt.  When the sun burns through tomorrow morning, expect to see the project crews swarming over the bridge this entire weekend as they ready the new structure to accept traffic on the 24th of this month (Wednesday of next week). 

To do that, the balance of the bridge sidewalks, rails, and overlook need to get poured in order to ready everything for the pavers, who are coming on Monday.  Once the pavers arrive, plans are to work right through Monday and Tuesday nights getting the bridge paved in two three-inch lifts and a temporary tie-in laid back to Main Avenue.  Late on Tuesday night, the flaggers and stripers will take over, realigning the lanes so that northbound traffic up main will be guided over onto the new bridge come Wednesday morning.

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Spring 2017 Construction Update - May 15, 2017

The U.S. 101/OR 6 Traffic Improvement Project is nearing the end of its first construction stage. Since last summer, construction crews have made significant progress towards completing the bridge over Hoquarton Slough, replacing sidewalks on Pacific Avenue (US 101 northbound), and the new 2nd Street Plaza. The 2nd Street Plaza should be available to host a series of public events starting in mid-June.

The contractor is currently working on the east half of the new bridge with one lane open in each direction. While the original goal was to have two lanes in each direction open by Memorial Day, the contractor will be able to open two southbound lanes and one northbound lane by June 9. The project is still on track to have two lanes open on Pacific Avenue by Memorial Day, and the delay will not affect the anticipated completion of the project by the end of 2018.

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Highway 101/6 Project Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - May 10, 2017

Now that the sun has finally arrived from wherever it was vacationing, safety orange is blossoming everywhere.  The crews, whether ODOT contractors or City’s, or even the telecommunications cablemen, are out there working on just about every other street downtown, making hay while the sun shines. 

And just when you were getting used to it, the northbound traffic on Pacific Avenue will switch to the other side tonight after the nightwork crews sweep the lanes, throws some asphalt mix in the conduit trenches across the road, and restripes the travel lanes.  You will be driving on the west side of Pacific Avenue tomorrow morning and that will allow the contractors to start sawcutting the eastside sidewalks on Thursday.  The whole thing is getting rather breathless in its pacing.

The future realignment of Pacific is beginning to be recognizable as the cellcrete approaches have been mixed and formed up so that you can see the new curve wrap around the old Shell station on the south side of the bridge as it chases the excavation up the hill.  The long lines of concrete trucks have been pouring their hearts out getting the deck laid on the bridge itself.  On the north side, the widened road will be ready to be paved next week so that the contractors can tie-in the old road to the new on the night of the 24th and switch the traffic over on the 25th.

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Contaminated groundwater issue causes short term delay in downtown project ODOT Press Release - May 3, 2017

Additional lanes to open after Memorial Day; project is still on schedule to be completed by late 2018

TILLAMOOK— A goal to open two lanes of U.S. 101 in both directions by Memorial Day will be delayed until later this summer because of a significant amount of contaminated groundwater that was discovered during excavation at the site of the U.S. 101/OR 6 Project in Tillamook.

To address the problem, the contractor will need to perform extra work, pushing back the first deadline for work accomplished.

The plan was to have the east half of the Hoquarton Slough Bridge finished by Memorial Day with two lanes open on U.S. 101 in both directions. Now, that will not happen until later in the summer.
The contractor is currently working on the east half of the bridge with one lane open in both directions. The goal is to have one additional southbound lane open before June 9. Also, after Memorial Day, the contractor will have two lanes open on Pacific Avenue in Tillamook. Overall, the project is still on-schedule to be completed by the end of 2018.

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