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U.S. 20 Landslide Repairs (Lower and Upper Sunken Grade Slide Repairs)

Construction Phase

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Linn)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We are repairing two slide areas west of Sheep Creek.

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Traffic Impact

Full Road Closure AnnouncementExpect daytime single lane closures, Monday-Friday, with flagging and short delays.

Construction Impacts

​Our crews are working day and night. Plan for:

  • Delays from lane closures.

  • Construction noise.

  • Flaggers helping direct traffic between milepost 55.5 and milepost 56.5.

We are closing the road for two weeks starting September 9 through the 22. This is a full closure of U.S. 20 with no through traffic, detour routes will be available.​ has the most up to date information on road conditions and closures.

This project​ is being managed by Western Federal Lands.

Meetings and Events

Find out what road work is being done in 2022!

Visit our construction online open house to learn about the projects and the impacts to traffic that may occur as we work to build, repair and improve the roads that connect the communities of Region 2.

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​​We have been investigating a portion of U.S. 20 east of Sweet Home and along the South Santiam River to decide the best solution to mitigate the slide movement in the area.

The recommended repairs for the Double Gate and Upper Sunken Grade slide areas is to regrade and/or realign the road and build a retaining wall. We are ​also conducting further tests at milepost 53.7, but we have no construction planned at this time due to lack of funding.

Road Realignment and Retaining Wall Construction (milepost 56 - 56.2):

We'll install a retaining wall on U.S. 20 to slow the movement of the landslide. The wall will be located along the inside of the horizontal curve in the roadway and will need a minor roadway realignment slightly toward the uphill side. The wall will isolate the roadway from the landslide mass to prevent further movement of the roadway. As part of the work we will reconstruct 1,000 feet of roadway to establish the new alignment and grade. 

Road Reconstruction (milepost 55.4 - 55.6):

Many horizontal drains were installed in 2019 to help water flow through the area. The current project will regrade and reconstruct the roadway at this site which has seen significant settlement.​

Meetings and Events

Visit our archived online open house​ to learn about this project and other projects being built in 2021.


U.S. 20 |

​Milepost 54.4 and milepost 56

Cost and Funding

​$4.96 million ​

Contacts & Media

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Project Contacts

Transportation Project Manager
Julie GaNung

Public Information Officer
Angela Beers Seydel

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Last Updated

8/4/2022 3:21 PM

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