For the week of September 26:
There are no changes to impacts. Single lane at bridge is in place. You can expect delays up to 20 minutes.
- During work hours: Watch for flaggers or temporary traffic signal to direct traffic.
- During non-work hours: Traffic will be controlled by the temporary traffic signal.
The signal is expected to remain in place until both lanes are open to traffic early this fall.
Meetings and Events
We held an online open house on May 12-31, 2021. The information presented in the open house remains available for review at the following link.
Archived - OR 82: Bear Creek (Wallowa River) Bridge Replacement open house.
Construction is ongoing. Schedules are subject to change.
For most of this summer, the contractor will be working on the new bridge foundations, abutments and river embankment retaining wall.
Work this week includes installing falsework (a temporary structure that will support the new bridge during construction), constructing forms, and installing rebar for the new bridge. The contractor will place concrete at the first pier on Tuesday.
The contractor will reconstruct the existing roadway at the end of summer. Then both lanes will open and work will pause for the winter.
This multi-year project is scheduled for completion in October 2024.