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Highway 20 reopens -- early


September 15, 2021

Photo courtesy of ODOT

Crews work to install a pair of culverts in the Highway 20 roadway at Sheep Creek, east of Sweet Home. To see more shots of the project, visit

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 clos...

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