Highway 20 project to cause closures near Sweet Home


August 4, 2021

The Oregon Department of Transportation announced Tuesday, July 27, a construction project to make U.S. Highway 20 east of Sweet Home safer by constructing a retaining wall, realigning and reconstructing a portion of road and repairing landslide damage.

The wall will be installed from milepost 56 to 56.2 to help slow slide movement.

The single-lane road width will be 11 feet through Friday, Aug. 13, an ODOT press release stated. Wider loads can be accommodated within 20 minutes. Flaggers will be installed between mileposts 54 and 57.

There will also be a three-day road closure after Labor D...

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