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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

Chamber of Commerce Project Updates
July 19, 2017

Yesterday afternoon was my first foray in to the gated construction zone as we sat down for the weekly ODOT contractor planning session. Worth noting: an entirely foreign language is spoken at these meetings, but luckily I had a great translator and was given some study notes to help break down the code.

There are not a lot of updates to give you that weren't covered in the last email to you all- the road realignment continues to roll out, and shortly I will be able to give you a date in which we will see traffic shift in to a new pattern for the bridge crossing. Night work continues through next week as crews remove the sign structure that spans the east side of the Highway 6 and Highway 101 intersection, and build the curbs and gutters along the east side of Pacific.

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Night Work Notice: June 2017 Update
July 6, 2017

The contractor is continuing to work at night, Sunday to Thursday between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Pacific Avenue as part of the U.S. 101/OR 6 Project in downtown Tillamook. The night work is now expected to be completed in August. 

Northbound U.S. 101 travelers can expect short delays during nighttime construction. Other nighttime construction impacts may include bright lights, vibration, and noise from vehicle engines, generators, and truck backing up alarms.

Night Work Construction Notice: June 2017

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