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US101/OR6 Traffic Improvement Project



About the Project

ODOT, in cooperation with the City of Tillamook and Tillamook County, is improving traffic performance and safety of US 101 and OR 6 through downtown Tillamook and across Hoquarton Slough. The narrow streets that these highways use were not designed to safely carry the large volume of traffic – particularly truck traffic – moving through Tillamook today.

The project passed a milestone in July of 2012 when the Stakeholder Advisory Committee and Project Management Team unanimously recommended a preferred design which was accepted by ODOT. The project will lengthen the US 101 couplet to the Hoquarton Slough by extending Pacific Avenue north beyond 1st Street and replacing the existing slough bridge with a new four-lane bridge. The new bridge will be up to 5 feet higher than the existing bridge. The project will also widen the travel lanes on Main and Pacific Avenues from 1st to 4th Streets. Turn lanes will be added at key intersections through town.

Construction has now begun. Construction has been funded as part of the State’s Jobs and Transportation Act of 2009. ODOT will continue to involve the public as the project moves forward during the design and construction phases.

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Latest News

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

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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Highway 101/6 Project Update
December 1, 2016
Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce

The last two rebar cages are being tied together this week, and the drilling and pouring of shafts will continue through the next few weeks so that the drillers can be packing up and demobilizing out of town by mid December. This will enable the forms for the first bridge support to be poured in the next couple of weeks, so that, despite several minor setbacks, we will be finding that the ODOT project’s critical baseline path, the bridge, is right on schedule.

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Project News, August 2016

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