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ATV Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee meets Aug. 20 in Salem

Aug. 6, 2018

Allowing ATVs to drive on a 1.5-mile road on the south coast near Lakeside is the topic of an upcoming meeting and site visit hosted by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee.

The committee will meet 10 a.m. – noon Aug. 20 in Salem at the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Maintenance & Operations Branch, 455 Airport Rd. SE, Building K. On the agenda: Committee members will review an application to allow ATVs to drive on Spinreel Road, which parallels Highway 101 and connects to the Spinreel OHV Staging Area. The allowance would provide riders easier access to riding areas in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

The committee will also host a site visit Aug. 28. Participants should meet at 8 a.m. at the Spinreel OHV Staging Area.

The Oregon Legislature established the ATV Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee in 2017 under Senate Bill 344 and tasked it with accepting, evaluating and conducting field reviews of proposed ATV highway access routes on portions of state highway right-of-ways.  The committee’s seven members include representatives of citizen and user groups, law enforcement, and local government along with state agencies.

For more information about the meeting or committee, contact Ian Caldwell, ATV Program Lead, at ian.caldwell@oregon.gov or 541-410-5512. Individuals needing special accommodations to attend should contact Caldwell at least three days in advance.