As many of our readers know, the Lincoln County School District, in cooperation with the city of Newport, has erected large street closure barriers on Eads Street in Newport in front of Newport High School during school hours. However, in an effort to keep the Monday through Friday closure to an acceptable minimum amount of time, the negotiations somehow created some confusion. So, the earlier start time of 8am is now 7:30am. The barriers will be removed on closure days at 4pm as previously agreed between the city and the school district.
The barriers were requested by Newport High School administration as a safety issue, citing one fatality (a teacher) over the years and a few close calls. Detour streets include NW Harney to the east and Coos and Douglas to the west. The barriers will be up on school days only.