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ROAD REPORT.

Byline: The Register-Guard

Here's a look at major road construction this week around the region. Weather conditions may cause delays.

Eugene-River Road area

High Street and Fifth Avenue: Closed during daytime hours for at least two days beginning Monday, as Union Pacific Railroad upgrades the track crossing. At night, the track trenches will be filled with gravel and the intersection will be opened as a "rough crossing."

Blue River Area

Blue River Drive: Overlay paving Monday through Wednesday; expect 15-minute delays with traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot car.

McKenzie River Drive: Overlay paving begins Thursday, will take about four days. Traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot car; expect 15-minute delays.

Cedar Flat Area

East Cedar Flat Road: Shoulder rock scheduled for this week; minimal delays with flaggers to control traffic.

Upland Street: Driveway paving and shoulder rock scheduled this week. Watch for flaggers.

Dexter Area

Dexter Road: Driveway paving throughout the week; expect 10-minute delays, with flaggers controlling traffic.

Hill Top Drive: Shoulder rock to be laid this week, with 10-minute delays and flaggers controlling traffic.

Fir Drive and Oak Drive: Shoulder rock scheduled this week, with flaggers controlling traffic.

Barbre Drive: Shoulder rock to be laid this week. Flaggers; expect minimal delays.

Lowell Area

Jasper-Lowell Road: Guardrail installation and laying of shoulder rock continue this week. Flaggers and expect short delays.

Marcola Area

Marcola Road: Construction work continues on removal of old Mohawk River Bridge; expect minimal delays.

Marcola Road: Road widening and installation of new storm drain system continues through July between Parsons Creek and Wendling roads. Flaggers control traffic; expect 20-minute delays.

River Road Area

Irvington Drive: Installation of storm sewers begins this week, from Korbel Street to the Northwest Expressway; utility work continues at the east end of the project near River Road. Expect 20-minute delays and control by flaggers. Seek other routes, if possible.

Seavey Loop Area

Seavey Way: Work continues on replacement of Frank Parrish Bridge over the Coast Fork of the Willamette River at the entrance to the Howard Buford Recreation Area; detour bridge under construction.

Elmira

Territorial Highway: Adding left-turn lane at Warthen Road and building curbs, sidewalks and a pedestrian island at a school crossing. Expect 20-minute delays during the day Monday through Friday.

Junction City

Highway 99 West: Rebuilding highway through Junction City continues, from Flat Creek Bridge to West Third Avenue, with traffic down to one lane in each direction and construction on the east side. No left turns allowed in work zone; access across the construction zone at First Avenue on the south and 10th Avenue on the north. Expect nighttime lane closures and traffic delays of up to 20 minutes.

McKenzie Bridge: Work on McKenzie River Bridge begins Tuesday, with minor delays and occasional one-lane traffic controlled by flaggers. Additional road work in the area from Finn Rock to Lane County's east border.

Oakridge

Highway 58: Highway widening, addition of passing lanes, new fish culverts, signs and guardrails from Kitson Ridge to the West Salt Creek Tunnel, mileposts 56 to 39. Expect delays up to 20 minutes.

Highway 58 Minor delays and closed lanes from Dexter Park to Kitson Ridge Road, mileposts 11 to 39; watch for signs, flaggers and workers on the shoulder installing guardrails.

South Lane County

Interstate 5: Milepost 180, preparations to demolish old Coast Fork Willamette River Bridge and drive piles for new bridge; freeway traffic detoured onto temporary bridge built last summer. Watch for concrete trucks and other construction equipment.

Springfield

Highway 126: Expect delays of up to 10 minutes and two-way traffic on the westbound bridge at Mileposts 1.20 to 1.46 through Wednesday, with eastbound bridge closed for repair and repaving. Use alternate routes if possible. Local businesses remain open, with guiding signs.
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Date:Jun 15, 2003
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