April 29, 2017 9:50 a.m.
Contractors for the Oregon Department of Transportation will focus their efforts on Washington and Oak Avenues during May, as work continues on the OR 138E Corridor Solutions project.
Dan Latham of ODOT says that for the first two weeks of the month, prime contractor Carter and Company will replace the sidewalks along Washington Avenue in front of the Umpqua Business Center. This, along with other nearby work, will frequently limit traffic on Washington to a single lane between Stephens Street and Roseburg High School. Motorists should expect congestion during peak times.
Latham says the sidewalks on Washington and the north side of Harvard Avenue will be opened by May 15th, according to the contractor’s schedule. Pedestrians should look for signs and use alternate routes.
During the second half of May, contractors will focus their efforts on Oak Avenue.
New decorative pedestrian rail will be installed on the Oak Avenue Bridge. Further to the east, contractors will dig out sections of damaged roadway before paving Oak Avenue in late May or early June. The bridge and pavement work will require lane closures on Oak Avenue for about a month.
Dan Latham says that in June, contractors will complete the rail replacement and resurface both the Oak and Washington Avenue Bridges.
Latham says there are several other small items that will be addressed in the next couple of months so drivers should expect intermittent lane closures and traffic congestion throughout the project area.
For project details go to www.roseburg138.com.