Slide repair project to restrict lanes on US 101 north of Florence
Provided by ODOT
FLORENCE—A project to repair landslide damage, slope failures and a retaining wall on US 101, north of Florence is getting underway this week with the replacement of a culvert north of Heceta Head (MP 177), creating daytime lane restrictions.
The U.S.101 Bray’s Point to Sutton Lake Road project will address geotechnical issues at three locations:
Erosion and slide damage approximately 7 miles north of Florence (MP 183.05-183.16)
Erosion and slide damage approximately 13 miles north of Florence (MP177.54-177.79)
A failing retaining wall approximately 20 miles north of Florence (MP 170.23-170.38)
The risk to the highway is high if these repairs are not made because there is no detour route available should the roadway fail.
Work underway this week includes replacing a culvert near the location at MP 177.54. This work will include weekend lane restrictions in order to meet a deadline associated with environmental permitting.
After this weekend, much of the work will be conducted Monday through Friday, during daytime hours. However some additional weekend work may occur.
During lane closures, traffic will be reduced to a single lane and controlled by flaggers or a pilot car. Motorists should plan on delays of up to 20 minutes.