Highway 20 reopens — early

U.S. Highway 20 between the House Rock Campground and Sheep Creek east of Sweet Home reopened Friday, Sept. 10.

Crews completed the installation of two culverts in the road earlier than scheduled.

Traffic in the area will continue to experience delays through December. Travelers should expect single-lane traffic with 24-hour flagging between mileposts 55.5 and 56.5.

The overall project is repairing two slide areas by installing culverts, realigning the road and building a retaining wall just west of Sheep Creek.

Crews have been working on the slide area since August 23 with single lane closures and flaggers controlling two-way traffic Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are no lane closures at night, or on weekends and Labor Day.

The section will close again for two weeks in May 2022 for road construction, with the entire project scheduled for completion in August 2022.