ODOT Construction Projects: Arch Cape Tunnel; Young’s Bay Bridge; Farmers Creek/Hwy. 101

www.tillamookcountypioneer.net

US 101: Arch Cape Tunnel Lighting Replacement Project (Clatsop County)
(Oregon Coast Highway, mileposts 35.16 to 36.42)
This project includes work as follows:
Install temporary traffic control and;
Install pedestrian and bicyclist signals on either side of the tunnel; and
Replace overhead lighting in the tunnel.
This Project consists of installing new tunnel lighting and updating the electrical system in the tunnel on US101. New signs and signals for bike access will be installed on either end of the tunnel. One or more Traffic Lanes may be closed on the Oregon Coast Highway (US 101) during the following periods of time starting January 6th 2020:
Daytime lane closures Monday – Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Daytime lane closures Friday from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm (Noon)
Except for Holidays: Between noon on the day preceding a legal holiday or holiday weekend and midnight on a legal holiday or the last day of holiday weekend, except for Thanksgiving, when no lanes may be closed between noon on Wednesday and midnight on the following Sunday.

US 101: Young’s Bay (New Youngs Bay) Bridge Repair Project (Clatsop County)
(Oregon Coast Highway, mileposts 4.53 to 5.33)
This project includes work as follows:
Install temporary traffic control and;
replacing rocker bearings;
repairing the damaged concrete with cathodic protection; and
replacing compression joint seals.
Initially in mid March, the traveling public will notice the contractor building the containment structure which will be attached to the sides of the bridge, and a barge in the water with support boats bringing crew and materials to and from the barge. Once the containment structure is in place, actual construction will begin. Most of the construction will be performed below the bridge from the barge.
The traveling public can expect periodic single lane closures at night to allow the contractor to move equipment and perform repair work on the bridge. The lane closures will be Sunday night through Friday morning, 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. A pilot car may be used to guide traffic through the lane closure. A complete two week night time closure of the bridge is scheduled in 2021 toward the end of the project.
An alternative route during periods of lane closures and the full night time closure is U.S. 101B over the Old Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark River Bridges.

US 101: Farmer Creek Bridge Sec. (Tillamook County)
(Oregon Coast Highway, mileposts 82.74 to 83.08)
The work to be done under this Contract consists of the following:
– Construct roadbed, aggregate base and asphalt concrete pavement.
– Construct concrete curbs and islands.
– Perform earthwork
– Construct Bridge No 22654
– Install drainage, guardrail, pavement markings and signing.
– Reconstruct waterway passage.
– Perform additional and incidental work and called for by the Plans and Specifications
This Project consists of installing temporary widening to accommodate traffic, constructing most of the new bridge, realigning traffic on to the new (partial) structure, demolition of the old structure, channel reconstruction and completion of the new Bridge. There will be 24 hour flagging during the stage construction with pilot cars. Traffic restrictions employing 24 hour flagging may occur beginning:
September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 and September 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020 between 7:00pm Sunday and 12:00 pm Friday. Except between 12:00 noon preceding a legal holiday or holiday weekend and midnight on a legal holiday or the last day of a holiday weekend except for Thanksgiving, when no lanes may be closed from noon on Wednesday and midnight the following Sunday. Additionally, The Clover’s Day Festival is included as a Special Event which will be regarded as a holiday for this Project.
Single lane traffic will be allowed nightly only:
From July 01, 2020 through August 31, 2020, Sunday night through Friday morning between 5:00 pm and 11:00 am.
The Wayside will be closed for stages of construction and will be signed with the closure dates two weeks prior to being closed.

Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around the work zones.
For updates on traffic, go to www.TripCheck.com or call 511.