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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

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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Bypass construction spurs wetland project: Mitigation program means a net gain in wetland area near Newberg By Colin Staub, Newberg Graphic - December 17, 2014

As part of the Newberg-Dundee bypass project, Newberg will see the addition of about two acres of new, protected wetlands along the Willamette River.

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Be prepared for some noise: Work on the first phase of the Newberg-Dundee bypass is ramping up By Colin Staub, Newberg Graphic - December 17, 2014

South Newberg is an upcoming focus area for construction on the Newberg-Dundee bypass project, following a reduction in traffic and noise during the latter part of 2014.

“We just started there in the last three months, but things are going to be picking up pretty quickly here, probably early next year,” Lou Torres, Region 2 Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman, said.

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Taking chances to enhance Tillamook Mayor Suzanne Weber, Guest Column in Tillamook Headlight-Herald - December 15, 2014

It’s great to have the opportunity to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and to encourage you to spend time in downtown Tillamook exploring all the options for gift giving. Supporting our businesses builds our community and encourages new entrepreneurs to take on the retail challenge, which enhances the livability of our already wonderful home.

Enhancing Tillamook is the very reason that I am addressing you now regarding the opinions published in the last two Headlight Herald editions concerning the 101/6 Highway project. This project presents an enormous opportunity to revitalize our downtown and, with your help, can create a boost for our community.

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Bridge supports to snarl Dundee traffic Yamhill Valley News-Register - December 12, 2014

The substructures for the bridges are now nearing completion at Hess Creek, 8th Street and Parks Drive at Fulquartz. The company will be moving cranes into place in preparation for lifting the beams into position.

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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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