Highway 101 construction begins in Florence

ODOT to replace the Siuslaw River Bridge deck, complete ADA accessibility

Sept. 20, 2021 — Now through October, Oregon Department of Transportation is working on phase 2 of the ADA curb ramp project and replacing the bridge deck on the Siuslaw River Bridge.


Bridge Deck Replacement

ODOT will be replacing the bridge deck on the Highway 101 Siuslaw River Bridge. Construction staging started on Sept. 20 and the deck replacement will begin on Oct. 11. 


What to Expect:

Sept. 20 to Oct. 11: Crews installing scaffolding from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. One lane of traffic controlled by flaggers as needed.


Oct. 11 to Oct. 16: Crews replacing the deck from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. One lane of traffic controlled by 24 hour flagging.


Oct. 17 to Oct. 29 Periodic flagging as needed to finish installing counter weights.


ADA Curb Ramp Project

ODOT is restarting construction on 161 ADA curb ramps on Highway 101 through Florence.

“The project was split into two phases,” said Shane Prohaska, resident engineer. “The first phase was completed earlier in the year and the second phase starts this week. We estimate completing the project by February 2022. ​Some work is weather dependent and may change our schedule.”


What to Expect:

  • Pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will have access through or around the work zone. The path will be marked with signs.
  • There will be noise and dust during work hours.
  • Only one corner of each intersection will close at a time.
  • Work may occur at multiple intersections at the same time.
  • Work may be done during the day or at night depending on the traffic and can occur between Sunday, 6 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.

Visit the project webpage at www.oregon.gov/odot/projects/pages/project-details.aspx?project=22118 for more information on construction staging and traffic impacts.


Plan Ahead!

For 24/7 road conditions and traffic alerts visit tripcheck.com or call 5-1-1. Check out the interactive construction map at TripCheck.com for the most up to date information on road conditions and congestion.


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