Erosion Along Hwy 20, Lane Closed

EDDYVILLE, Ore. – One lane is closed on Highway 20 near Eddyville after erosion along the Yaquina River chipped away at an embankment near the roadway. The Oregon Department of Transportation says the erosion only affected the shoulder of the eastbound lane, but ODOT will repair the embankment before opening the lane back up for … Continue reading »

Double Landslide Closes Highway 126

WALTON, Ore. — All the rain we’ve been getting this week likely caused a massive landslide on Highway 126W Thursday morning. The road won’t reopen until at least Friday. There were two separate ones that happened there just west of Walton, at milepost 24, right around 9:30 a.m. ODOT flaggers greeted drivers heading down the … Continue reading »

Landslide on Highway 138 Causes Delays

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — The first round of winter storms is already taking a toll on Oregon roads. The North Umpqua Highway was reduced to one lane, following a landslide Sunday morning. ODOT says nearly 400 yards of material fell onto the eastbound lanes of Oregon 138. Maintenance crews are cleaning up the mess and … Continue reading »

Landslide Shuts Down Highway 126 near Vida

January 20, 2012 By Jennifer Richardson Near VIDA, Ore. — A landslide shut down a major highway Thursday evening. Highway 126 at milepost 34, right past Vida is closed. A number of flaggers were positioned along the highway. Rocks could be heard falling near the slide. Dirt has been cleared off the roadway, but ODOT … Continue reading »

Transportation Managers Assess Highway 126 Landslide

January 20, 2012 UPDATE: Highway 126 is open. By Jessica Debbas VIDA, Ore. — The wet weather has activated two main landslides — one off Highway 36 toward Mapleton and the other on Highway 126 east of Vida. Highway 126 is still closed between Vida and Blue River due to that landslide and there is … Continue reading »