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Highway 20 closure to start Aug. 2, last 2 months


July 26, 2016

Highway 20 will close Tuesday, Aug. 2, for two months to allow repairs for Sheep Creek Bridge and its abutments, which have been damaged by an active landslide.

The highway, a key east-west route through central Oregon, will remain closed through the end of September.

The bridge is located 26 miles east of Sweet Home at milepost 56.6. Its eastern abutment rests on an active landslide, where recent earth movement has been measured at 6 to 7 inches per year.

The bridge was designed and built to move with the slide, but it has reached the point it must be replaced, said Angela Beers Seydel...

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