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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

Bypass savings allocated for second phase land purchase Newberg Graphic - June 22, 2016

The second phase of the Newberg-Dundee bypass project came a step closer to fruition last week with its addition into a state transportation funding program.

The Oregon Transportation Commission, a citizen policy-setting body for transportation projects statewide, voted June 16 to add the next phase of the bypass to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and to allocate some funding toward the first steps on Phase 2.

About $10.5 million in savings on Phase 1 construction has been earmarked for what Newberg Mayor Bob Andrews described as “seed money” for the right-of-way purchase required for the next phase, which would run from the Phase 1 terminus at Highway 219 north to Highway 99W near the base of Rex Hill.

Read full article at Newberg Graphic

Construction work planned for 99W in Newberg KOIN.com - June 21, 2016

KOIN.com
Be on the lookout for nighttime lane closures on 99W in Newberg during the week of June 20. ODOT is working on part of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass Phase 1 Project. Crews will close one eastbound lane of 99W east of Springbrook Road for a few nights. They’ll also close one westbound lane for a couple of nights. The work will happen between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. More extensive nighttime work will happen there in late summer.

Late this summer, crews will widen the road, adding new turn lanes that would connect drivers on 99W to the Newberg-Dundee Bypass using Springbrook Road. Delays should be minimal, but the construction area will shift frequently and striping on the roadway will change often. The project will extend from 99W at Springbrook in Newberg to south of Dundee and will be completed in late 2017.

Highway 101/6 Project Update: Stayton contractor ‘apparent low bidder’ for highway construction By Jeannell Wyntergreen, Tillamook County Pioneer - May 27, 2016 - May 31, 2016

The results are in. Bids for ODOT’s U.S. Highway 101/Highway 6 Traffic Safety Improvement Project were opened yesterday, and the “apparent low bidder” is Oregon State Bridge Construction, Inc., located out of Stayton. The company’s bid of $18,844,081.85 is slightly higher than the engineer’s estimate, but the lowest of seven bidders, who topped out at close to $25.5 million.

Oregon State Bridge is called the “apparent low bidder” because there is still a process to go through to make sure that all of its paperwork is in order and there weren’t any irregularities before it is given the official contract award. Following that, a contract needs to be developed prior to Oregon State Bridge being issued a Notice to Proceed.

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Tillamook Downtown Design Fair to ‘put it all together,’ from planned 2nd Street Pedestrian Plaza to College to Clinic Sidewalk Project - May 19, 2016

Look for the ODOT station at the upcoming Downtown Design Fair.

Find out more information and read the full story on TillamookCountyPioneer.net.

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Details are set for road design - May 4, 2016

Final plans have been approved that pave the way to build the eastern terminus of the Newberg-Dundee bypass, under the new design agreed upon earlier this spring.

Wilsonville Road will not intersect with Highway 219 directly across from the end of the bypass, as originally proposed, but will instead link up with the highway via a new road connection south of Wynooski Road. This design came about after a long battle between multiple jurisdictions, that came down to concerns over increased traffic utilizing Wilsonville Road as a cut-through from the bypass to I-5, versus concerns that altering the design would dump the traffic increases onto Newberg’s side streets.

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Tillamook Headlight Herald Project Update - April 29, 2016

As the last of the Mar Claire Motel comes down, the utility work is moving ahead rapidly.

The waterline contractor, Pacific Rim, has moved onto 3rd Street now that ODOT has approved their Traffic Control Plan for Highway 101/6 and has begun upsizing the waterlines down the south side of the street.

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Construction begins on OR 99W, OR 219, and Springbrook Road for connection to Bypass - April 22, 2016

ODOT has contracted with K & E Excavating, Inc. of Salem, Oregon to widen Springbrook Road and add new turn lanes that would connect drivers on OR 99W to the Newberg-Dundee Bypass.

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Highway 101/6 Project Update: Downtown Tillamook street construction lays groundwork for new intersection By Jeannell Wyntergreen, Tillamook County Pioneer - April 13, 2016 - April 13, 2016

 Welcome to the first of a series of regular newsletters from the Tillamook Main Street program with updates on the U.S. Highway 101/Oregon Highway 6 Traffic Safety Improvement Project. We are hoping that this bulletin will assist you in making your daily business decisions. We will try to provide full coverage of changing events, but we can always use constructive feedback and tips on breaking news.

After all the years of talk about the big highway project coming to Tillamook, you can finally see it coming down the pike. The U.S. Highway 101/Oregon Highway 6 Traffic Safety Improvement Project will strive to improve traffic flow and safety in the downtown area between 4th Street and roughly 700 feet north of the Hoquarton Slough.

Read full story on TillamookCountyPioneer.net

Newberg High students team with CPRD and ODOT in special Earth Day tree planting effort ODOT News Release - April 7, 2016

As many as 90 Newberg High School students will participate in a special Earth Day project on Friday, April 22 that includes the planting of 400 Oregon white oak trees on land owned by the Chehalem Park and Recreation District (CPRD) in Newberg. The project is in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and is part of environmental or natural resource mitigation that will offset the effects of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass Phase 1 highway project currently under construction.

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Compromise on bypass reached By Colin Staub, Newberg Graphic - March 16, 2016

The contentious disagreement about the eastern end of first phase of the Newberg-Dundee bypass has ended with an agreement to build a new intersection south of the planned bypass terminus, appeasing the concerns that traffic would continue off the new highway straight onto Wilsonville Road.

It’s something of a surprise conclusion to an issue that has been growing for years but really began to boil over last summer.

Read the full article on the Newberg Graphic website

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