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2009 Construction All-Stars

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Highways 99-238 Grants Pass Improvements
This project brings sidewalks, bike lanes and landscaping to Highway 99 in south Grants Pass and repaves sections of Highways 99 and 238.

Interstate 5 Ashland Area Paving
The $2.7 million project repaved areas damaged by frequent chain use during Siskiyou Summit snowstorms.

Highway 199 Cave Junction-California Border
The $300,000 chip seal project adds a coat of oil and tops it with pre-coated gravel. Quick and relatively inexpensive, the process significantly adds life to the pavement.

Interstate 5 Frontage Road Bridge
A new concrete deck and railing is planned for this Interstate 5 bridge, which spans old Highway 99 near Siskiyou Summit.

Oregon 66 Hill Creek Culvert Replacement
This project replaces a rusty 50-year-old culvert under Greensprings Highway and will improve fish passage along the upper branch of Emigrant Lake.

Grants Pass

South Grants Pass Bridges: Exit 55 and Merlin Exit 61

General Contractor: Holm II, Stayton, OR
Project Cost: $24 million
Jobs Sustained: 336
Bridges: 4
Complete: 2010

Additional Grants Pass Projects:
• I-5 Beacon Drive bridge replacement — $6 million
• I-5 North Grants Pass to base of Sexton Summit paving — $6.9 million


South Medford Interchange

General Contractor: Wildish Standard Paving, Eugene, OR
Project Cost: $70 million
Jobs Sustained: 980
Bridges: 11
Bridge Beams: 255
Longest Bridge Beam: 176 feet
Complete: 2010

Additional Medford Projects:
• Highways 62-140 paving — $6.9 million
• I-5 Seven Oaks Interchange — $24 million


Ashland Area Bridges: Neil Creek, Bear Creek & Eagle Mill Road

General Contractor: Hamilton Construction, Springfield, OR
Project Cost: $26 million
Jobs Sustained: 364
Bridges: 5
Complete: 2010

Additional Ashland Projects:
• Oregon 99 (Old Siskiyou Hwy) culvert replacement — $470,000
• Oregon 66 Hill Creek culvert replacement — $1.1 million

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