First of several Oregon highway projects begins Feb. 27

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The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced several highway projects:

  • Beginning Monday, Feb. 27, traffic between mileposts 67.9 and 73.4 on Oregon State Route 58 will be limited to one lane, and loads will be restricted to 14 feet wide or less. Mobile homes with eaves will be allowed. The lane closures and load restrictions are due to action by the Oregon Transportation Investment Act bridge replacement project, which will be rebuilding bridges at Odell Creek and Crescent Creek. Loads wider than 14 feet should contact the state DOT’s Over Dimension Permit Unit at 503-373-0000 for routing and permit information.
  • On Wednesday, March 1, crews will begin to work on guardrail improvements on U.S. 730 east of Umatilla, and this will reduce the highway to one usable lane. Traffic will be controlled by signal lights. Loads will be restricted to 12 feet wide or less from March 1 to April 14.
  • U.S. 20 will be closed to all traffic at milepost 21, about three miles west of Eddyville, from 7 a.m. Saturday, March 4 until 7 p.m. Sunday, March 5. The Hayes Creek Bridge is being replaced as part of the Pioneer Mountain-Eddyville Project. For rerouting and permit information, contact the Over Dimension Permit Unit.
  • A maintenance project will close Oregon State Route 201 to all traffic at milepost 5.26, south of Nyssa, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7. Vehicles can use Grand Avenue and Fairview Avenue to avoid the closure. The detour will be signed.