Big Creek Road that washed out a couple of years ago is finally making forward progress at getting fixed. Newport Public Works Director Tim Gross says that FEMA has authorized the design for the repair, while at the same time FEMA is doing an environmental analysis. By combining both aspects of the project, Gross says there is a good chance construction can start this summer and be complete by fall.
Residents in the Big Creek area have been down to one exit route from their homes since the slide wiped out Big Creek Road. In the meantime, 31st street has been repaired from a very old slide and has been functioning well for the neighbors. Once Big Creek Road is brought back on line, it’ll take some of the load off 31st.