Planning Your Travel
The new 5.5 mile alignment is open, and there will be no more 10 hour overnight closures for the project.
Travelers are reminded that there will be construction crews working in the area through November and into the winter. Single lane closures and short delays are possible.
The overnight closures allowed blasting on the west end tie-in portion of the project, and for crews to work on the hillside over the existing roadway through the night.
The half mile west end tie-in section of the project will completed next fall.
Sign up for regular construction updates and get travel information at us20pme.com.
Historic Project Overview
The US 20 Project (US 20 PME: UPRR-Eddyville) completed a new, 5.5 mile segment of US 20 in Lincoln County.
The project replaced a ten mile segment of old US 20 that has narrow lanes and hairpin curves, with a 5.5 mile segment that is 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.
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