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The US 20 Project (US20 PME: UPRR to Eddyville)

Planning Your Travel

Through October 31, U.S. 20 is closed overnight between mileposts 15.84 and 16.91, between Toledo and Eddyville, Saturday through Thursday. The road is open on Friday night. Saturday night closures begin September 10. 
Time changes
September 10 - 13, the road is closed 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Beginning September 14, the road is closed 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Note: as days become shorter, expect that the 10 hour road closure times will change, to as early as 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. There will be at least a week's notice prior to any closure time change.
There are two detour routes: OR 34 from Philomath to Waldport, and OR 18/ OR 22 through Lincoln City. Current road status and schedules are also on signs on Interstate 5, U.S. 101, and at points along U.S. 20.
The overnight closure times are planned to allow blasting on the west end tie-in portion of the project during the last two hours of daylight. Crews work on the hillside over the existing roadway through the night. The west end tie-in section of the project will not be completed until next summer. The main portion of new road will open in October.
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Project Updates

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Play on the Grade - October 1

Play on the Grade

Saturday, October 1, 2016  1-5 p.m.

Join the U.S. 20 community and experience our new section of this historic roadway before it opens to traffic. Bring your friends and family to walk, run, or bike on the almost ready road to key points of interest along the way. ODOT experts will be there to talk with you about the engineering challenges and solutions, wildlife habitat connections, landscaping, and more as the Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville Project nears completion.

  • The event begins at the summit of the new U.S. 20 and continues 2.2 miles to the west to enjoy on foot or wheels.
  • Participants will be able to drive up 2.2 miles from the entrace and park near the summit. ADA parking is available.
  • The event entrance is located only at the east end of the new U.S. 20.  Due to the west end continuing to be an active construction site, no public entrance is permitted.


12:30 p.m. Gate Opens
1:00 p.m. Visit Project Info & Community Organization Tent
1:30 p.m. U.S. 20 PME Presentation
• 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Open to Play on the Grade


For a location map and more information   

Project Overview  

The US 20 Project (US 20 PME:  UPRR-Eddyville) will complete a new, 5.5 mile segment of US 20 in Lincoln County.  
The project will  replace a ten mile segment of old US 20 that has narrow lanes and hairpin curves, with a 5.5 mile segment that will be straighter, with wide shoulders and miles of passing lanes.
Construction on the project began in 2005 when the project was a Design-Build project.
In 2012, ODOT took over the project and began the task of completing the project in phases.
Learn more about the project's history.
The size of the project and the scope of the project components are mind boggling.  Get an idea by reading these fun facts.
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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