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ODOT: Construction Update For Coos Bay/North Bend
The Oregon Department of Transportation released an update on road construction work being performed:
Coos Bay sidewalks: The sidewalk work along Highway 101 in north Coos Bay is making progress. Knife River has been pouring concrete and they are hoping to have the sidewalks along the half-mile section between Hemlock and Pine Avenue–from Pro Build to the Coos ATV & Cycle location–completed within the next few weeks. After that, the contractor will continue replacing old or damaged sidewalks in several areas, working their way north before reaching downtown North Bend this spring.
Manholes: Starting in early or mid-February, Knife River will begin adjusting manholes along the 101, starting at the south end of the project area and working north to McCullough Bridge. There are approximately 100 manholes that need to be adjusted throughout the project area, and this work will take at least a month. During this time, drivers along the 101 should expect intermittent lane closures, possibly at night.
North Bend: Aside from the manhole work, we do not expect any construction in downtown North Bend until March.
When construction does begin in North Bend this spring, it will involve four primary tasks: repairing drainage in some areas, installing curb extensions at six intersections (northbound and southbound 101 at Washington, Virginia and California), replacing four traffic signals, and installing or replacing six cantilever signs (the large green directional signs that hang over the travel lanes).
This work will affect traffic and impact pedestrians. We will provide more updates about schedules and impacts as that information becomes available.
Paving: Construction on this project is currently on schedule. We plan to have most of the sidewalk and curb extension work completed before Knife River paves the highway in July and August.