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U.S. 101: Neahkahnie Chasm and Jetty Creek Rock Screening
Overview
These are two critical unscreened areas along U.S. 101. Neahkahnie Chasm, mile post 40.71, and Jetty Creek, mile post 47.68, are traditional rock slide areas and impact safe passage along the highway.  We have been using temporary measures to control and monitor the slide areas, but a long term solution is necessary to keep road closures and temporary detours to a minimum.
 
To address the problem we will knock the loose rock and debris off and drape a metal mesh screen over the face of the rock slide areas. The screen will be secured with bolts drilled into the slope of the slide.
 

Public Involvement
Comments or questions may be directed to Project Leader Bill Jablonski via email or telephone, (503) 338-7334.
 
Construction is estimated to begin early 2013. Construction may involve closing the highway at night to knock the loose rock off the faces of the slopes and to remove the debris from the road surface.
 
Rocks falling from the face can not totally be controlled to land in designated areas so nighttime closures may be necessary to protect travelers and property.
 
Please check our weekly construction updates for more information during the construction period.
 

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Contact
Please contact the Project Leader with questions or comments. Media inquiries should be referred to the Public Information Officer.