Carpenterville Highway traveler information. Ramps Affected: Due to a major slide, U.S. 101 is closed in both directions at milepost 344, 12 miles north of Brookings. Carpenterville Highway is a detour but it is a steep, winding road with steep grades and an elevation change of 1,700 feet.
Motor Carrier Enforcement officers are on either side of the highway to enforce length limits.
The highway is limited to the following lengths:
•Truck Tractor and Semitrailer Combinations (fifth wheel hitch) – 60 feet overall length, 40 foot trailer length.
•Truck and Trailer Combinations (pintle hitch) – 65 feet overall length, 40 foot trailer length.
•Doubles Combinations – 65 feet overall length, 40 foot trailer length.
•For more information on determining authorized alternate routes, contact ODOT’s Over Dimension Permit Union, 503-373-0000, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Otherwise, the area can be driven around only by heading inland and use I-5 and take coastal exists – largely by heading west from Myrtle Creek on Highway 99, then heading west on 42-S, following 42-S south to the coast. At the south end, take 199 from Grants Pass to the coast, then head north.
Again, Highway 101 is a mess 12 miles north of Bandon and will take some time to recover because the landslide is so large.