Road Conditions–Closures And Delays

Oregon 542 (Powers Highway)

An estimated 180-foot section of the highway collapsed 12-14 feet toward the South Fork Coquille River (milepost 12.1). This location is roughly halfway from the junction of Oregon 42 to the City of Powers.

“There’s plenty of clean-up work for the week ahead,” said ODOT District 7 Manager Darrin Neavoll, who oversees Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties. “We’ve taken a lot of water over the last couple days and the full extent of the damage isn’t clear yet.

“The biggest issue right now is on Powers Highway. We’re meeting with contractors to expedite a fix, but drivers should expect the single-lane closure to continue for a while.”

Oregon 138E (North Umpqua Highway)

The eastbound lane near Tokatee (milepost 52) is open following a landslide that pushed an estimated 400 yards of material on the road. Watch for ODOT crews and equipment as clean-up continues. Flaggers are providing traffic control, so expect brief delays.

Oregon 241 (Coos River Highway)

The highway was briefly closed due to downed trees and power lines and a landslide of rocks, mud, trees and other debris. ODOT is clearing debris along a 2.5-mile section roughly six miles east of Coos Bay. Traffic is moving with flaggers providing traffic control. ODOT will continue to monitor the highway and advises motorist to watch for crews and equipment along the highway and expect brief delays.

Southbound Interstate 5 (milepost 32)

Storm water pushed an eight-foot diameter culvert straight into the air off the southbound shoulder of Interstate 5, located between the Central Point and North Medford exits. ODOT maintenance is on scene, replacing the broken culvert. Traffic can expect brief delays during the single-lane closure.

This entry was posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 and is filed under Local News, State News.