Dawn to Dusk Closure of Big Creek Road
Steve Stewart, Water Treatment Plant Supervisor 541-574-5871
On Monday April 4th, City of Newport will begin a dusk to dawn closure of Big Creek Road.
As Ordered by the City Council on November 15, 2021, the section of NE Big Creek Road along the city watershed, as defined in NMC 7.10.005, will be closed from dusk to dawn to motor vehicles, except for access by authorized personnel, and to allow residents (and guests) access to their homes on that section of the road.
A gate has been installed to restrict access to that section of the road from dusk to dawn to reduce night time vehicular traffic and also protect the water quality in Big Creek Reservoirs #1 and #2, helping ensure our safe drinking water supply. Persons remaining in the watershed after dusk will be asked to leave the area, but are welcome to return the following day when the gate is re-opened.
Signs have been posted at the gate notifying the public of the dusk to dawn restriction. The City Council Order will remain in effect for a period of five years per NMC 6.05.025(B), unless withdrawn or extended by further order of the Newport City Council.