Getting Here and Around



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The Coast is Clear!

Highway 20 closures are over at least until spring

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.

Getting Here

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Driving from the NorthFrom Portland, take I-5 South to Corvallis, Exit #228 to Hwy 34 West. Head west on Hwy 20 to Newport. Or take Hwy 99 West to Hwy 18 to Lincoln City. Head south on Hwy 101 to Newport.
Driving from the South: From Eugene or further south, take I-5 North to Corvallis, Exit #228 to Hwy 34 West and then take Hwy 20 to Newport.
Valley Retriever: 956 SW 10th Street  Newport, OR 97365 Phone: (541)265-2253

Getting Around

Free Shuttle
The Newport City Loop Shuttle Service is free to those staying in Newport lodging, and $1 per ride for other visitors. See the front desk of your establishment for free passes. The loop, with 46 stops, goes south to Newport Business Plaza in South Beach and north to NE 73rd Street. The shuttle is wheelchair accessible and has a bike rack. For more information, call 541-265-4900. See bus transit page and date route and schedule.
Biking
Newport is well on its way to becoming the most bike-friendly town on the Oregon coast, so when you come, don’t forget to load those bikes into the car. Whether you’ve got a sleek, speedy road bike, a tricked-out high-tech mountain bike, or a touring bike with a tinkly bell and a wicker basket on the handlebars, there’s a ride for you in and around town. Check in with the crew at Bike Newport for information about hill time trials, group rides, and kids’ rides as well. Bike Newport is at 150 NW 6th Street in Newport, 541-265-9917, and bikenewport.com. The shop is open M-F 10-6, Sat 10-5, and summer Sundays 12-5.

Driving in Newport

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Traffic jams like the ones in Portland are extremely uncommon. You might hear complaints about the traffic from Newport residents in the summer, but never from visitors. Their attitude is completely different to that of big-city residents: to Newportonians, a delay of a couple of minutes is equivalent to ‘heavy traffic’. However, Highway 101 can be dangerous if you’re not paying attention, so if you’re going to enjoy the ocean views, please park the car first.