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News Release
Douglas County Public Works - Winchester Hwy 99 Project Update (Photo) - 05/28/20

Douglas County Public Works Department




ROSEBURG, Ore. – Douglas County Public Works Department, in conjunction with contractors announced that, weather permitting, the work on the Winchester Area Improvement Project will be wrapping up soon.  The project has experienced delays in its expected completion date due to adverse weather conditions, material delays, unforeseen ground conditions, as well as delays related to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.  The Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvement Project includes the construction of bike lanes along both sides of the roadway; curb, gutter and storm sewer improvements along both sides of the roadway; a sidewalk along the eastern side of the roadway; transit bus pull-outs; and the replacement of two bridges to accommodate the wider roadway section.  The project consisted of 3 major elements, the bridge work, road work, and sewer utility work. This project has required tremendous cooperation with all parties involved. 


The current anticipated wrap up schedule for the project is as follows: (subject to modification)

Now through Friday, May 29              Leveling Course Grinding and Paving

Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5        Top Lift Final Paving

Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12      Road and Lane Striping


We understand the strain on local residents when there is nearby road construction, we ask for your continued patience as we work to complete the final stage of the Winchester Area Improvement Project.  Once completed, we are positive citizens will appreciate the improvements for the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists that live, work and travel in this area.


Safety is always a priority for the motoring public, as well as for the road construction crews.  We are asking motorists to use caution as they travel through construction zones.  Please follow and obey all posted signs, warnings and flagging instructions.  The closures could impact your drive time and routes, so please plan and seek alternate routes whenever possible.   For more information, please contact the Douglas County Public Works Department at (541) 440-4481.


Contact Tamara Howell, Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist (PIO)

(541) 670-2804 cell - (541) 957-4896 office -

Attached Media Files: DCPWD
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