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Night Paving And Grinding Road Work On The 101
The Oregon Department of Transportation is alerting drivers they should expect lane closures at night in the four-lane section of highway 101 between downtown North Bend and Coos Bay, weather permitting.
This week, contractor Knife River will be grinding and paving the southbound lanes of the highway from Mack’s Saw Shop, near Washington Avenue in North Bend, to Fir Street, near the Super 8 in Coos Bay. Next week the contractor tentatively plans to begin work on the northbound lanes in the same area. The grinding and paving work is scheduled for 7pm to 7am five nights a week, Sunday night to Friday morning. No work is scheduled for the weekends, and all lanes will be open between Friday afternoon and Sunday evening.
Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed. Drivers are urged to watch for workers and construction vehicles in the project area.
Nearby businesses and residents should expect noise at night consistent with road construction.
Over the next month, the contractor will grind and pave back the bottom layer of asphalt throughout the project area. After that has been completed, Knife River will pave an additional layer of asphalt across the top of the road to provide a smooth surface.