Roadwork Roundup: Week of April 11

58th/Main, OR 126 getting overhaul

Intersection improvements at 54th and Main streets

ODOT crews are adding dedicated turning lanes, signals, and lighting, as well as installing ADA compliant sidewalks, curbs, and pedestrian crossings. Expect construction noise and delays throughout the day and night. There will also be shoulder and lane closures as needed between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. Sunday nights through Friday mornings.

OR 126

ODOT will also be upgrading signals on OR 126 and some of the local streets to reduce accidents in this area. Improvements include:

• Replacing traffic signals where needed.

• Installing reflective backplates behind the signals to make it easier for drivers to see the signal when it’s dark.

• Installing countdown signs for pedestrians so that they know how much time they have to cross safely.

• Adding flashing yellow left turn arrow lights.

• Expect shoulder and lane closures as needed between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday night through Friday morning, construction noise, delays, and crews working at night.

I-5 and HWY 158

On I-5, expect to see road repairs from Goshen to Cottage Grove. 

• On HWY 58, expect to see culvert repairs and replacements. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes between milepost 13 and milepost 54.

• On HWY 58, expect to see construction from the Coast Fork Willamette River to Lower Salt Creek bridges. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This seismic resiliency project will retrofit four bridges to meet current design standards. There will be occasional lane and shoulder closures.

Coming down the chute

Once the above construction is complete, ODOT will start construction to replace the driving surfaces and guardrails on OR 126 bridges — Blue River and Fish Hole — and repair and repave a portion of the highway. When construction starts, you can expect a 24/7 single lane closure, a hard barrier to help define the lane, work zones with flaggers directing traffic, and construction noise and delays.

ODOT also has plans to repave the Linn County Line to Old McKenzie Highway.  When construction starts, you can expect  construction noise, delays, lane closures with flaggers directing traffic, and a 48-hour full road closure and six 12-hour nighttime full road closures.

— Erin Tierney-Heggenstaller



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