Construction on 101 Continues; Speed Bumps to be Installed on South Jetty Road; Country Fair Record Attendance; EMAC Meeting

Construction on 101 Continues

Construction work on Highway 101 continues this week with day work on the schedule.  The Oregon Department of Transportation says single lane closures will be in effect on the northbound side of 101 with work progressing at the intersection of Old Town Way and moving north.  Significant portions of the roadway have been removed as new sidewalks are widened and ADA accessible ramps are installed.  In addition side street closures will be occurring.  ODOT reminds motorists to be extra careful in construction zones and that parking is still prohibited in construction areas even if it seems as though no work is being done.  Weather has not been an issue for construction and the project is currently on track to complete by the October finish date.  Construction on roadway surfaces will also begin today on several side streets that are adjacent to Spruce street as well as several streets the access highway 101 north of 126.  This road resurfacing could impact residents that live on these streets and will be closed to through traffic.

Speed Bumps to be Installed on South Jetty Road

According to the U.S. Forest Service speed bumps will be installed on south Jetty road today for additional help in maintaining appropriate speeds in the area.  People accessing the South Jetty may experience some wait as flaggers and construction equipment will be in the area.

Country Fair Record Attendance

Attendance for the Oregon Country Fair topped 58 thousand this past weekend.  The 50th anniversary of the fair saw record crowds and traffic along highway 126.  On Saturday afternoon the westbound traffic was backed up to Central Road at Fern Ridge Lake adding about 20 minutes to the drive for those returning to Florence.

EMAC Meeting

City of Florence Environmental Management and Advisory Committee will meet tomorrow evening at 6:00pm at City Hall.