ODOT is out with their road shoulder clearing crews cleaning up the post-Winter storm damage to trees and hillsides. The winds of January and March blew down a lot of trees onto the roadways but now, they say, it’s time to move back in and clear out the trees that were weakened but didn’t quite finish falling.
Therefore, travel on Highway 20 between Newport and Toledo this week will take a little longer. Crews are taking up one lane of travel for heavy equipment. Watch for flaggers and pilot cars this week through Friday from 9am through 4pm. Expect up to 15 minute delays.
Once crews are finished with the Highway 20 corridor they’ll do the same thing from Waldport-east on Highway 34.