Thursday, January 19, 2012

Highway Update for Lincoln County

ODOT/Valley, No. Coast: --Highway Update for Lincoln County-- High water and downed trees continue to affect travel on state highways in Lincoln County.
-OR 18 (Salemon River Hwy) remains closed between west of Otis and Grand Ronde due to downed trees. A commercial logging crew is working to clear the roadway as safety allows. One lane of travel could be opened by early afternoon. Standby for updates.
-US 20 (Corvallis-Newport Hwy) is experiencing high water near Chitwood, approximately 17 miles east of Newport. One lane of travel is open. Motorists should use extreme caution.
-OR 34 (Alsea Hwy) is closed at milepost 23, approximately 17 miles west of Alsea due to a landslide. There is no estimate on reopening.
-US 101 remains restricted to a single lane of travel 4.5 miles south of Newport where the northbound lane has eroded. Flaggers will control travel 24/7. Once environmental permits are issued, the eroded lane can be rebuilt in 4-5 days. Until then, the restriction will remain in place.
-OR 180 (Eddyville-Blodgett Hwy) is closed to through traffic due to high water. Local residents will have access.
Motorists should reduce speed and be prepared to encounter high water and debris on the roadway.

For more information, contact:
Rick Little, ODOT PIO, 541-505-2069, 5-1-1, 800-977-6368