Getting Here and Around
Come on over to Newport, any time, day or night! ODOT has announced that the wet weather has put an end to the construction season for the U.S. Route 20 project, and overnight construction closures of the road tying Newport directly to the Willamette Valley have been halted, at least until spring.
There will be single lane closures and short delays of up to 20 minutes as the 2016 construction season comes to a close. Construction crews will continue to work on some aspects of the project throughout the fall and into the winter, in particular building a buttress near the connection with Crystal Creek Loop (the new name of the old road) on the west end of the project.
The new 5.5-mile stretch of road near Eddyville opened in mid-October, while the half-mile west end tie-in portion will be completed next fall. The new road is smooth, straight, safe, wide, and cuts about ten to fifteen minutes off of the trip between Newport and Corvallis.
For more information on the project, click here.