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Oregon Hwy. 207 near Mitchell to close for slide repairs

Effective Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 a.m., a section of Oregon Highway 207 northbound and southbound near Mitchell will be closed at all hours for about two weeks. The closure is necessary for emergency work to repair slide damage, ODOT said.

The estimated completion date for this project is Oct. 31.

PUBLIC MEETING

ODOT will be hosting an open house meeting at the Mitchell Community Hall Oct. 17 from 6 – 7 p.m., located at 108 S Nelson St. ODOT staff and a representative from JAL Construction will be available to answer questions about the project, highway closure and detour routes. They encourage interested parties to attend this meeting.

Please contact Joel McCarroll, ODOT District 10 Manager at 541-388-6498 or 541-419-0791 for more details about this meeting.

The general public is invited to attend. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities, per the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Meeting information can be made available in alternate format upon request for persons with disabilities, such as sign language interpreter, etc. To request alternate formats please contact Tom Strandberg at (541) 963-1330, email at thomas.m.strandberg@odot.state.or.us.

BACKGROUND

A landslide that occurred April 24 along OR 207 near milepost 24, one-half mile north of Mitchell, needs to be repaired. To accommodate this work, they will be closing the highway to all traffic for about two weeks.

“We apologize for the inconvenience of this project, but the work must be performed now before winter sets in,” the agency said. “If delayed, there is a risk of further slide activity and more severe damage that could create a safety hazard and lead to much longer highway closures.”

Detour

When this section of OR207 northbound and southbound is closed, motor carriers will be directed to use US26 to OR19. A local detour on unimproved roads (not suitable for trucks/commercial freight) is available near the closure for passenger vehicles.

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