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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 Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - February 23, 2017

Now that all of the big girders for spanning the Hoquarton have arrived and are stacked alongside the roadway, the next gigantic arrival will be an enormous crane pulling into town this weekend to be on hand for setting the large pre-cast support caps during the negative tides Monday and Tuesday of next week.

The girders themselves are anticipated to be set the week following, along with the 800 pound bridge bearings that were just delivered to the site.  The bridge will begin to shape over the next month as all of these pieces are assembled.

Also in March, there will be fresh activity popping up at the far eastern end of the project around Goodspeed Park as foundations and trenching for electrical along the new bicycle/pedestrian trail gets underway.  This will be coupled with next week’s forming of the interior bays and overhang on the pedestrian walkway over the Port’s Highway 6 railroad bridge.

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

Logs trucks move over; the bridge is arriving.

Starting tomorrow, Friday the 17th, and repeating next Monday & Wednesday, trucks bearing the long bridge beams will be coming to town.  Expect short delays as flag cars stop 101traffic while the trucks make the difficult turns into the work site to deliver the big sticks.

This is all gearing up so that Oregon State Bridge Construction can set the first span on March 7th.  Meanwhile the rest of the bridgework is continuing forward now that the Oregon Transportation Commission approved a Bridge Bent Cap redesign today.   This will replace the original cast-in-place components, poured inside a falsework cofferdam in the middle of the Hoquarton, with a pre-cast bent cap approach that forms up and pours the bridge supports off-site and trucks them in to avoid the trials and tribulations that this year’s heavy storm flows and high tides have brought to bear.

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Missing monument mystery solved By Brad Mosher, Tillamook Headlight Herald - February 3, 2017 - February 3, 2017

If Erle Stanley Gardner had been involved, it would have been called the “The Case of the Missing Monuments.”

The renowned mystery writer was famous for his crime books that involved a defense attorney named Perry Mason.

Instead, two mounted plaques – which were taken off local bridges and considered missing – have been recently rediscovered in the possession of the Oregon Department of Transportation.

According to Jennelle Wyntergreen, ODOT only wants to return one.

“ODOT wants to initiate a lending agreement for one of the plaques,” she told members of the Tillamook County Historical Society at its annual meeting Sunday in the Bay City Arts Center.

Wyntergreen was at the meeting to discuss the historical changes being brought to the city by the Highway 101/6 transportation project.

Read the full article on the Tillamook Headlight Herald's website.

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Bypass on schedule, on budget Newberg Graphic - February 1, 2017

While the Newberg-Dundee Bypass is on schedule to be completed by the end of the year, the final leg of construction — connecting the bypass to Highway 99W via Springbrook Road — could be among most inconvenient parts of the project for drivers.

Phase 1 of the bypass is well over halfway complete, but most of the work so far has been a hassle to a relatively low number people on south sides of Dundee and Newberg; the next segment will be more broadly felt as Springbrook Road is completely rebuilt, according to Lou Torres, spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation.

This will start Feb. 6 with the closure of Fernwood Road between Springbrook and Brutscher roads for up to six weeks.

Read full article at Newberg Graphic

Highway 101/6 Project Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - January 25, 2017

This week the activity has visibly picked up on the Pacific Avenue sidewalk alongside Homelife Furniture and Wells Fargo, in addition to the demolition work on Second Street, and, with the Highway Project now returning to full swing after the holidays, we are now returning to regular bulletin releases again.

We will likely be seeing significant grading, forming, and pouring of the curbs, sidewalks, and ADA ramps occurring in the next few weeks.  Driveways will be poured one half at a time in order to keep access open.  Where sidewalk demolition occurs, a pedestrian access to each business will be kept open at all times.  While this may cause some inconvenience, such as even having customers go around the block to get to the door in some cases, your favorite businesses will always be available to you.

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Advisory: Traffic Delays Expected in Tillamook on Friday, January 6 Tillamook Headlight Hearald - January 6, 2017 - January 6, 2017

Tillamook--Travelers in Tillamook should expect some delays on Friday, January 6 as ODOT and the contractor will be putting down some temporary striping as part of the U.S. 101/OR 6 Downtown Tillamook Project. 

They will be striping 1st Street between Pacific Avenue and Main Street, and on U.S. 101 north of 1st Street.

The striping will begin at 10 a.m. and flaggers will be controlling two-way traffic. Travelers can expect up to 20-minute delays. To avoid delays, local traffic should consider using alternative routes.

Highway 101/6 Project Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - January 4, 2017

Welcome to the New Year.  It is our fervent hope that 2017 brings a brisk pace to the construction now that many of the roadblocks that stalled progress last year have been cleared away and resolved.  We know that the businesses would love to see it move along and produce the benefits that will make the pain worthwhile.

Many were happy to see that, at last, after the breakdown of a critical piece of equipment during the holidays; the sidewalk work on Pacific Avenue got underway today as the electrical contractors were out there in the cold drilling holes for the lamppost foundations.

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Highway 101/6 Project Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - December 21, 2016

Happy Holidays. The construction crews winding down for the upcoming holiday week between Christmas and "Bent 1" understructure support gets poured and the storm drain work marches uphill now that the outlet is in place.

Instead you are hopefully going to see the work pick up on the Pacific Avenue sidewalks as the electrical conduits and lamppost bases are prepped, drilled, and installed. This should launch the long-delayed sidewalk construction up Pacific that has been stuck on hold for two months now. While the community’s patience has been strained, we appreciate the tolerance that has been displayed.

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Highway 101/6 Project Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - December 15, 2016

With the holidays rapidly approaching, the project work is starting to shift in shape. The last shaft of the bridge has been poured, and Pacific Foundation, the drilling contractors, will be breaking down this week and demobilizing. The rebar work on the first understructure bridge support has already begun, and is scheduled to be poured next week.

Today, the Tillamook People’s Utility District’s line truck cribbed the underground powerlines out of the way so the contractors can start digging in the storm drainage outlet into the Hoquarton. This will cut all of the other upstream storm drainage work loose.

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Highway 101/6 Project Update Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce - December 7, 2016

While the bridgework pushes along right on schedule, with the focus shifting from building rebar cages and drilling shafts to pouring the understructure bridge supports, the other elements that we reported that were hung up last week are starting to break free.

The streetlight base bolt patterns required for the electrical work under the replacement of the sidewalks on Pacific have finally been approved and the parts ordered. They should be onsite within ten days and the flatwork crew will be working on the block between 4th and 3rd beginning December 21st.

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