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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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Root beer float social to ‘meet the contractor’ of HWY 101/6 project
August 18, 2016
By Tillamook Headlight Herald Staff, Tillamook Headlight Herald - August 18, 2016

The Tillamook Chamber of Commerce will host a Highway 101/6 “meet the contractor” event with good ol’ fashioned root beer floats on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m..  This informal event will take place on the site of the future Hoquarton Landing to the southeast of the existing bridge.

The contractor, Oregon State Bridge Construction out of Stayton, is already mobilizing in town and the project leaders will be on hand at the event to meet with the community so that you can introduce yourself to the folks who will working in the downtown for the next two years.  


The Mayor and City Council will join the contractor, Chamber, and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) in a ribbon-cutting and groundbreaking event while the refreshments provided by the Pelican Pub and the Tillamook Creamery Association are being enjoyed.

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

"Meet the Contractor" Event on August 23rd
August 1, 2016

The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Meet-The- Contractor” event on August 23rd at 5:00 p.m with good ol’ fashioned rootbeer floats featuring a keg of Pelican Pub’s finest. This event will take place in the area of our future Hoquarton Landing down to the east of the bridge.  It will be your opportunity to meet the folks who will be reshaping downtown for the next two years, Oregon State Bridge Construction (OSBC) out of Stayton, Oregon.  They will be available to go over questions that you might have about their two-year schedule.

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