DEPOE BAY— Travel on U.S. 101 south of Depoe Bay will be restricted during the next two weeks as ODOT crews cleanup after a series of wind and snow storms. There are numerous trees that have been weakened by the recent snow and heavy winds that need to be felled and removed. Hillsides will also be evaluated for stability.
From Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6 and again Monday-Friday, April 9-13, a lane will be restricted near Cape Foulweather, south of Depoe Bay (MP 129 to 135.5), between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Flaggers will control traffic in alternating directions. Where only two lanes of travel are present, motorists should expect delays of 5-15 minutes. Two-way travel will be allowed in sections where there are three or more lanes.
Motorists are encouraged to reduce speed, follow the instructions of flaggers and travel through the area with caution.
Several powerful storms left many trees down, damaged, or leaning in the area. ODOT crews will remove the downed trees and other debris, and will fall and remove any trees determined to be a hazard to motorists on U.S. 101.
Similar cleanup projects are planned for U.S. 20 and OR 34. ODOT will alert the public when those projects are scheduled.