Highway 20 still down to one lane of travel 6 miles west of Eddyville – river undercutting the road bank.
ODOT continues to restrict Highway 20 to one lane of travel, six miles west of Eddyville. The roadway was discovered to have no river bank shoulder last evening after swift currents of the Yaquina River undercut the bank. ODOT officials say they are hiring a contractor to replace the bank and strengthen it so that it’s safe to drive on. Reconstruction of the bank could take up to three days, according to ODOT. In the meantime ODOT flaggers will control alternating traffic using the westbound lane.
The stretch of road involved will be bypassed when the Highway 20 upgrade project is completed in 2015.