Next week, Clatsop County crews are performing road and drainage construction at the south end (the last 500 feet) of Cullaby Lake Road. Herbicide application is planned in the Jewell and Elsie Districts, brush chopping is taking place in the Astoria District, and crews are applying surface seal in the Elsie, Olney and Astoria districts.

Columbia Beach Lane will be closed from 7:30 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Friday, and Ridge Road south from Smith Lake Road to South Lake Road will be closed. A detour is in place along Smith Lake 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. 

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.

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. Flaggers control single-lane traffic, and pilot cars guide traffic through the work zone. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Construction activities are scheduled for 7 p.m. through 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. This work is weather dependent.

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

The highway is being widened in the vicinity of the bridge to meet current standards. Foundation construction, bridge removal and beam and deck construction are being completed during a series of daytime periods using a single-lane closure, some of which will result in lane width restrictions.

Hour-long lane closures start Sunday night at 7 p.m. and continue through Thursday at noon. The contractor is performing final lift paving, bridge deck texturing and swale excavation. Expect long delays during peak travel times from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

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

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