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The U.S. 20 Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville Project

What's New

West End Curve

The west end curve, the last half mile of roadway for the U.S. 20 Pioneer Mountain – Eddyville Project, is scheduled to be completed in fall 2017. The curve in the existing roadway is being straightened by moving the roadway away from the river.

R2-PME West end curve 9  16.jpgThere are construction crews working in the area, but most work is off of the existing roadway.


Traffic Impact
Beginning June 1, travelers should expect two weeks of 24-hour flagging with most delays lasting 10 minutes or less.

Blasting will begin in early June. Traffic will be held for 20 minutes during blasts. Travelers should be aware that these could result in longer closures.


Environmental Work
Environmental monitoring and supplemental environmental work will continue through 2018. This includes work to improve habitat for fish, birds, and other wildlife in several areas in and near the project site; and the planting of trees and shrubs.


The New Alignment

The main portion of the project, a 5.5 mile new alignment, opened on October 11, 2016. The roadway replaces a ten mile segment of the original U.S. 20 that has narrow lanes and sharp curves. The original roadway is now called Crystal Creek Loop and can be accessed at Eddyville and near the west end curve.


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Historic Project Overview  

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Construction on the U.S. 20 Pioneer Mountain - Eddyville Project began in 2005.
A timeline and background of the project is available.
Videos of the project are available. 
Pictures of the "Play on the Grade" road celebration. 


Project Manager:  Steve Schultz, 541-757-4211 or email at:   Steven.Schultz@odot.state.or.us.

Project Leader:  Jerry Wolcott, 541-757-4164 or email at:  Jerry.O.WOLCOTT@odot.state.or.us

ODOT Public Information Officer:  Angela Beers Seydel, 541-726-2442 or email at:  Angela.Beers-Seydel@odot.state.or.us