Next week the Oregon Department of Transportation will continue work on the Astoria Bridge. The project involves recoating the steel on the northern side of the Columbia River bridge along U.S. 101 north of Astoria.

The scheduled work includes coating structural steel underneath the bridge deck. A 35 mph speed limit through the construction zone will be maintained for the duration of the project. Flaggers will control single lane traffic during construction activities as required. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes during the daytime and drive through the area with caution. 

There will also be work next week on a project to repair two bridges on Oregon Route 6 in Tillamook County and one bridge on U.S. Highway 26 (Sunset Highway) near North Plains. 

On Oregon 6, at milepost 11.8 (Wilson River Bridge), expect daytime single-lane closures, with alternating one-way traffic controlled by flaggers, Monday through Friday; at milepost 18 (Jordan Creek), watch for roadside construction crews and equipment.

On U.S. 26 at milepost 55.7 (east of North Plains), watch for roadside construction crews and equipment.

Motorists are urged to drive carefully through work zones.

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