Street Construction News
Work from 8/5/19 to 10/11/19
W 1st Street
8/5/19 to 9/3/19
The gravel portion of W 1st Sreet will be getting paved down to where it intersects with Pontiac Street. As a lot of storm water originates in the State Park and flows down W 1st Street, a storm drain system will be installed to handle all the water in this area.
E 2nd Street
9/3/19 to 10/11/19
This paving project starts at the intersection of E 2nd Street and Hwy 101 and extends up to the intersection of Prospect Street. In addition, a storm drain system will be installed to handle all the water in this area. Local residents are well-aware of how storm water accumulates on this street causes possible instability of the south side of the street where the steep embankments and retaining wall are located. The new drainage system should direct all the storm water flow into the City's storm drain system.
Some of you may remember that we really hoped there would be enough money in the Highway 101 Project to upgrade this portion of E 2nd Street. While those funds did not pan out, Public Works was able to secure a $100,000 grant from ODOT to complete this goal.
Safety is our primary goal. Our plan for both pedestrians and vehicles is to:
- Place plenty of temporary signage in the area to direct traffic.
- Allow residents living on E 2nd Street east of Prospect Street to continue to come and go using the side streets that intersect with Yachats River Road.
- Place temporary restrictions on parking in the project area during construction work hours (this restriction will allow contractors to complete the work more quickly). The area will be open to thru traffic in the evenings.
If a business plans to have a special event requiring access in the construction zone, please contact Rick at Public Works who might be able to figure a "work around." Rick can be reached at 541-547-3565 ext. 123 or email Rick.