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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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The Weekly Highway 101/6 Project News Bulletin
September 19, 2016
Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce

As the contractor continues with installation of temporary signals and other preparatory efforts, we are beginning to see more excavation and drainage work starting to occur, along with the removal of the old bridge supports and installation of the temporary work bridge.  The one lane closures have been intermittent and brought about by a combination of the contractor’s intersection signalization and City’s Waterline work.  This week’s three week look-ahead from the contractor didn’t have too many major changes other than the fact that the closure of the Second Street Plaza has been bumped to the first week of October.

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The Weekly Highway Project News Bulletin
September 8, 2016
Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the City of Tillamook is finally fully involved in the US 101/OR 6 Highway Intersection Project.  The reader board signs are up, the warnings about night work have been circulated, and the men in orange vests and hard hats are cropping up everywhere.  It is time for this bulletin to go weekly.

Every Tuesday, except for delays during holidays, we will be receiving the contractor’s schedule revisions with all of their proposed activities for the following three weeks.

The big heads up for the downtown businesses is that the full closure of Second Street between Main and Pacific is scheduled to start on September 26th, the same time that sidewalk demo work on the westside of Pacific Avenue from 4th to 3rd will commence. The full closure will allow for the total demolition of Second Street and its sidewalks. While vehicles will be prohibited, one access point for pedestrians will be maintained for Second Street businesses which do not have an alternative access off of another street.

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