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US101/OR6 Traffic Improvement Project

About the Project
The Tillamook Traffic Improvement Project is now complete. The project was designed to improve traffic performance and safety on US 101 and OR 6 through downtown Tillamook and across Hoquarton Slough.

The project lengthened 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 is higher and wider than the previous one. The project also widened travel lanes on Main and Pacific Avenues from 1st to 4th Streets and added turn lanes at key intersections.

Construction was funded as part of the State’s Jobs and Transportation Act of 2009. Major project work concluded in fall 2018.

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Chamber announces community winners at Annual Banquet - Development Project of the Year goes to the Highway 6/101 realignment project
January 31, 2019
The Herald Highlight - January 24, 2019

Saturday, area business leaders, citizens, chamber staff and board members filled the Tillamook County Fairgrounds for the annual Community Awards Banquet and fundraiser.

According to Justin Aufdermauer, this year beat any prior year for donations and funds raised, but he cautioned that the tally is not complete.

“We probably did close to $25K in the live and silent auction this year, which was amazing,” Aufdermauer said Monday morning from his Chamber office. “Last year was a record year when we raised a little over $19K, but with all of our added sponsors, and donations and auctions, I’m hoping we came in closer to the $30K mark, but we are still figuring that out.”

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Chamber Chatter: Highway 101/6 Project is complete… sort of
November 13, 2018
The Herald Highlight

Last week, we gathered on a rainy afternoon on the Second Street Plaza with Sen. Betsy Johnson, Congressman Kurt Schrader, Mayor Suzanne Weber and a variety of other community leaders and cut the ribbon on the highway project completion. It was a celebration of how far we’ve come as a downtown – but before you call my office pointing out all the things still not finished with this project, let me offer you a metaphor:

Last Sunday morning I laid out the single biggest threat in my parenting toolbox: clean rooms by 4 p.m. or we’re shutting off the internet. Because my boys know that I am an inhuman robot with zero empathy for their “Fortnite” fascination they scramble. As we approach 4 o’clock they start to indicate that they’ve successfully finished their job. Some might even say they are “substantially complete” with their project.

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Project Information

Project Information Paper

Project FAQ, December 2017

Finished Project
Conceptual Renderings