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.
There are construction crews working in the area, but most work is off of the existing roadway.
Single lane closures and short delays of 20 minutes or less are possible. In summer 2017 there will be some blasting occurring at the site. Travelers should be aware that this could result in longer closures.
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
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