With very wet weather forecasted for the next couple of weeks and another ten days of drying out necessary to continue working, ODOT has thrown in the towel on the current construction season on the Highway 20 bypass project.
Overnight construction closures are done on U.S. 20!
There will be no more 10 hour overnight closures on U.S. 20 for the west end curve tie-in of the project. Recent rains, combined with the potential for more in the forecast, caused the remainder of the closures that were scheduled to go through the end of October to be cancelled.
There will be single lane closures and short delays up to 20 minutes as the 2016 construction season comes to a close. There are construction crews working in the area for the next few weeks and into the winter finishing the wildlife fence, placing a drainage pipe system in one area, seeding, planting, and building a buttress near the connection with Crystal Creek Loop on the west end.
The main 5.5 mile new alignment of the project opened last week. The half-mile west end tie-in portion will be completed next fall. The trip through the Eddyville area now has passing lanes, wide shoulders, and center-line and shoulder rumble strips to help provide a safer journey.
For more information on the project, click here.