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Plan for opening OR204 (Weston to Elgin Highway) to one lane in the works - 02/13/20

OR204 (Weston-Elgin Highway) is currently closed from MP 26.7 at Summerville Road to MP 37.4 at Andes Prairie due to slide activity and erosion that has washed out part of the road and shoulders.  Our engineers have been working to determine the extent of highway stability and damages. The goal is to open one lane for passenger vehicles only (under 10,000 GVW) and pilot traffic through the area as soon as it’s safe to do so.  This pilot operation is expected to continue through the winter and spring months, as the road cannot be properly restored until after the snow melts. The weather forecast for the area is predicting another 2 feet of snow this weekend making the evaluation of damage and repairs difficult.

We awarded a contract to restore drainage and protect the remaining road infrastructure and they are starting work today.  

An additional contractor will provide traffic control with pilot car services through the damaged highway section once a safe route through the work zone is identified.  The pilot car operation is complicated by snow removal activities, contractor repair work, and a steep highway grade along the creek with multiple chain up areas.

Please be patient and expect delay of 30-40 minutes, or more, as the work zone is about 10 miles long and winter weather will greatly impact single lane travel. 

ONCE THE SINGLE LANE PILOT CAR OPERATION IS ACTIVE, INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON TRIPCHECK.COM

 

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