Travelers are reminded that OR99W is closed between Amity and Rickreall in Polk County so a contractor working for ODOT can repair a failing culvert. Construction is starting on Monday and should last less than two weeks.
A detour is in place using Perrydale Road and Bethel Road. To help direct travelers around the closure, flaggers will be used as well as message boards and other signs. Travelers should add extra travel time or consider alternative routes.
All businesses, including local wineries, in the closure area are open. The closure is at Ash
Swale Creek (near the railroad crossing) so access is still open just north and south of the closure.
Work is part of bridge rehabilitation project
ASTORIA--The Old Youngs Bay Bridge (U.S. 101 Business) will be closed for several nights starting tonight so the contractor working on the extensive bridge rehabilitation project can do structural steel repairs and coating on the north bascule span.
The bridge will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the nights of April 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. No closures are planned on the weekend.
When U.S. 101 Business is closed across the Old Youngs Bay Bridge, travelers can detour using OR 202 and U.S. 101.