ODOT Repairs U.S. 20 Slide Damage

📅   Tue October 24, 2017 - West Edition #22


Beginning Oct. 16, crews will work to repair a slide on U.S. 20 Corvallis-Newport Highway at milepost 2.5, near Valley Ridge Lane.
Beginning Oct. 16, crews will work to repair a slide on U.S. 20 Corvallis-Newport Highway at milepost 2.5, near Valley Ridge Lane.

Beginning Oct. 16, travelers should expect flaggers just east of Newport as crews work to repair a slide on U.S. 20 Corvallis-Newport Highway at milepost 2.5, near Valley Ridge Lane. Delays of up to 20 minutes should be expected, especially during commute times. The lane closures and flagging are necessary to complete the project safely.

In 2016 the highway was repaired at this same location. Record rainfall over the winter led to another slide soon after repairs were completed and exposed some previously unknown underground issues. Options were studied over the year to determine the best way to meet the needs of this specific area before a repair was started.

The repair will include:

• a lightweight fill material being placed under the roadway;

• underground drainage will be added to collect water under the road; and

• a new culvert will be installed to move the collected water away from the slide area.

Construction is scheduled to be complete in late November.

For updates on traffic, go to www.TripCheck.com or call 511. Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, is available and identified through or around the work zone.