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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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Advisory: Traffic Delays Expected in Tillamook on Friday, January 6
January 6, 2017
Tillamook Headlight Hearald - 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
January 4, 2017
Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce

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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