A very costly repair to Schooner Creek Road is about to be wrapped up about a quarter mile outside the Lincoln City city limits. Construction crews report they will reopen the road at 5pm this afternoon (Tuesday). The costly repair job forced federal dollars to be infused into the project because local funds couldn’t do it alone due to the severity and complexity of the road rebuild. Crews had to dig down over 40-feet to find the bottom of the slide, and then fill it in with large rock and infill gravel.
Also during the repair, Lincoln City’s main water line from the Drift Creek Water Treatment Plant into town was threatened and so a near and far by-pass system was constructed to ensure water delivery to all of Lincoln City. The city’s main water line is now re-installed on the uphill side of the road, and, in the meantime, the city has constructed another major water supply line between the treatment plant and Highway 101 where it hooks into the city’s distribution system. So the town now has two major water lines supplying the town instead of just one. And they got federal funds to help them do it.
Again, the road reopens this afternoon at 5pm, according to Lincoln County Public Works who directed the project since the slide occurred outside the city limits.