North Oregon Coast Construction Delays; New Highway Cam
(Tillamook, Oregon) - It's a first for Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) - and a first for Tillamook County. ODOT just added a new highway camera at Lee's Camp on Oregon 6, called the Wilson River Highway, which will help motorists check out the latest road conditions in the Coast Range.
ODOT said it is the first such camera on Highway 6, and the first one in Tillamook County.
The camera is linked to from www.tripcheck.com, providing real time views of the highway. The camera is at an elevation of 700 feet and points eastward at milepost 23.5, about halfway between Tillamook and where Highway 6 intersects with Highway 26.
“This custom camera provides motorists traveling on Oregon 6 between Tillamook and the Willamette Valley an additional travel resource for road and weather conditions,” said Dave Neys, ODOT’s District 1 Manager. “Our TripCheck cameras are very popular and useful for motorists, and we are glad to be able to add one on Oregon 6.”
TripCheck.com just turned 10 years old this year. There are now more than 200 cameras on state highways throughout Oregon.
There are still some construction projects on the north Oregon coast that can cause delays, including Astoria, but mostly in the coast range.
The Astoria-Megler Bridge, over the Columbia River, is still undergoing work and delays, as they are coating structural steel above and below the bridge deck.
There is a 35 mph speed limit through the construction zone. Flaggers will control single lane traffic during construction activities as required. Lane delays will be allowed anytime on weekdays and weekends.
You should expect delays of up to 20 minutes and drive through the area with caution. The project is scheduled to be completed a year from now, in November 2011.
On Highway 53, there is further work on the Necanicum River Bridge, just off the junction to Highway 26.
Here they are replacing a bridge near the Sunset Highway, which includes removal of the temporary bridge structure and landscaping. Traffic has been rerouted onto the new bridge structure. Flaggers will control single lane traffic during construction activities as required. You could encounter delays of up to 20 minutes.
The project is scheduled to be completed in December 2010.
On Highway 101, at 12th Street in Tillamook, ODOT is rebuilding and repaving the roadway on U.S. 101 in the area between the south end of Tillamook and Farmer Creek Road. It’s happening at mile posts 66.23 to 76.00 and 80.61 to 82.82.
There is temporary striping and installation of pavement markers. Permanent Striping operations will not occur until Spring of 2011.
Flaggers are controlling single lane traffic and delays of up to 20 minutes are possible.. ODOT said it should be completed in May 2011.
ODOT is still replacing a bridge on Highway 202 (Nehalem Highway) approximately three miles east of Birkenfeld. It’s taking place at mile post 43.33 to 44.07.
The scheduled work includes constructing concrete diaphragms for the new bridge structure and construction of the new roadway alignment. Flaggers will control single lane traffic during construction activities as required.
Expect delays of up to 20 minutes during the daytime and drive through the area with caution. This project is scheduled to be completed in May 2012.
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