Next week the Oregon Department of Transportation continues work on the Astoria Bridge. The project involves recoating the steel below the bridge deck on U.S. Highway 101 at the Necarney Creek (Sam Reed) Bridge (Oregon Coast Highway, milepost 39.53).

Work includes the installation of containment structures and painting the bridge below the bridge deck. Flaggers control single-lane traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes. 

Bridge rehabilitation work is being performed at both the Old Youngs Bay and Lewis & Clark River bridges along U.S. Highway 101 Business (mileposts 4.78 and 6.89).

The scheduled work includes reconstruction of the Lewis & Clark River Bridge, which is now closed to facilitate construction activities. This full closure is anticipated to last until Aug. 1. A detour route is currently designated with signing.

The contractor is scheduled to resume bridge rehabilitation work at the Old Youngs Bay Bridge beginning the week of Jan. 12.

The Oregon State Police enforces the speed limit through the work zone areas.

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