Next week, Clatsop County Public Works will have ditching crews working on Red Bluff Road, Simonsen Loop and Aldrich Point Road. There will also be a grading crew in the Olney area and in the Knappa/Svensen area. The herbicide crew will be working in selected areas, weather permitting. For information, call (503) 325-8631.

The Oregon Department of Transportation will continue work next week 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. In March, April and May, lane delays will be allowed anytime on weekdays starting Sunday at midnight through 6 p.m. on Friday. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes during the daytime. Motorists are advised to drive through the area with caution.

On Oregon Highway 53, a crew will be working at the Necanicum River Bridge, milepost 0.06 to milepost 0.18. This project consists of replacing a bridge just south of the junction with U.S. Highway 26.

The scheduled work includes mobilization of the contractor's equipment to the project site and clearing of brush and timber from the work area. Flaggers will control single lane traffic during construction activities as required. 

Work will also continue on a project consisting of rebuilding and repaving the roadway on U.S. Highway 101 in the area between the south end of Tillamook and Farmer Creek Road. 

The scheduled work includes installation of a new concrete deck overlay on the Trask River Bridge at mile post 67.98. Flaggers will control single lane traffic during construction activities as required. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

Motorists should drive through the area with caution. 

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