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Here's what's happening to finish the U.S. 20 Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville Project.
Take a look at a presentation on the project: U.S.20 Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville
Travel the length of the project with a tour guide. (8:57 video)
Planning Your Travel
Construction has begun on the west end curve portion of the U.S. 20 Pioneer Mountain - Eddyville Project.
You will be able to travel through the construction area this summer, but take some time to plan your trip in advance.
Through August 13, expect short delays of 20 minutes or less for paving, blasting, and equipment moving.
August 14 to October 31, expect the road to be closed overnight, Sunday through Thursday. 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. The road will be open Friday and Saturday nights. Note: the road may be closed on Saturday night if it is needed due to progress or weather issues. As the project progresses and daylight hours change, the closure hours may be adjusted as well. Any changes will be announced two weeks in advance.
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There are two detour routes: OR 34 through Waldport and OR 18/ OR 22 through Lincoln City. Message boards will be placed on Interstate 5, U.S. 101, and at points along U.S. 20 with current road status and schedules.
The overnight closure times are planned to allow blasting during the last two hours of daylight. Crews will then work through the night and the road will be open to travel during the day.
Things to see along your journey.
Find this piece of Oregon history near milepost 17.2,
behind the big fir tree to the south.
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.
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