Clatsop County Public Works has announced that Lower Nehalem Road is closing from 6 a.m. Tuesday through 5 p.m. Friday, between mile posts 6.3 and 6.9 south of the Spruce Run Campground, for large fish pipe replacements. Expect delays Monday for construction preparation.

County crews will be applying surface treatment to roadways in the Olney and Youngs River area next week, which will cause traffic delays. The project is weather dependent. Contractors are paving intersections at Dow Lane, Saddle Mountain Road and Elsie Cemetery Road, and, depending on the weather, surface treatment is scheduled to take place on Columbia Beach Lane and Jackson Road.

For information, contact Clatsop County Public Works at 503-325-8631.

Also next week the Oregon Department of Transportation continues work on the Astoria Bridge. The project involves recoating the steel above the bridge deck on the southern side of the Columbia River bridge along U.S. 101 north of Astoria.

The scheduled work includes installation of the containment structures and painting the bridge steel above the bridge deck. Flaggers control single-lane traffic. Lane delays of up to 20 minutes are allowed anytime on weekdays and weekends. There will be no lane closures from noon Aug. 29 through midnight Sept. 1.

Bridge rehabilitation work takes place on the Necanicum River (Black) Bridge, including placing a new concrete overlay on the bridge surface and installing scour protection at the bridge bents underneath the structure. The bridge is on U.S. Highway 26 (Sunset Highway, mile posts 4.37 to 4.48, approximately four miles east of its intersection with U.S. Highway 101 (Oregon Coast Highway).

The contractor is performing bridge repairs. Flaggers control single-lane traffic, and delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected. There will be no lane closures from noon Aug. 29 through midnight Sept. 1.

Recoating the steel below the bridge deck takes place on U.S. Highway 101 at the Necarney Creek (Sam Reed) Bridge (Oregon Coast Highway, mile post 39.53).

Work includes the installation of containment structures and painting the bridge below the bridge deck. Flaggers control single-lane traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m. to noon Friday. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes. 

Installing centerline rumble strips and striping on the Lower Columbia River Highway (U.S. Highway 30) continues. The scheduled work includes installation of pavement markers and centerline striping on U.S. Highway 30. Flaggers hold traffic at each end of the work zone, and pilot cars guide traffic. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Construction is from 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday night to 6 a.m. the following morning. This work is weather dependent.

On U.S. Highway 26 at the West Humbug Creek Bridge, the existing timber structure will be replaced with a single-span bridge removing all abutments from the stream channel.

The highway will be widened in the vicinity of the bridge to meet current standards. Foundation construction, bridge removal and beam and deck construction will be completed during a series day periods using a single lane closure. Some periods will result in lane width restrictions.

Motorists should expect work on the shoulders Monday through noon Thursday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, expect intermittent flagging with delays of up to 20 minutes.

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

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