U.S. Highway 101 is now open at Hooskanaden Creek (milepost 344), approximately 12 miles north of Brookings. A slide closed the highway on February 24. Traffic through the slide area is limited to a single lane on a gravel road surface. Flaggers will provide traffic control and motorists should expect delays.
Crews from Tidewater Contractors will be on site to maintain the gravel surface and keep the road open. Motorists are advised to slow down and drive with caution through the work area.
Earlier Info From ODOT:
BROOKINGS – U.S. Highway 101 is expected to open at noon on Saturday, weather permitting, after the highway had been closed nearly two weeks by a slide at Hooskanaden Creek, about 12 miles north of Brookings.
When the highway opens, traffic through the slide area will be limited to a single lane on a gravel road surface. Flaggers will provide traffic control and motorists should expect delays. Motorists are also advised to slow down and drive with caution.
Over the past two weeks, ODOT has been monitoring conditions through the slide area. Ground movement has slowed in recent days. Crews for Tidewater Contractors have been working overtime to remove slide debris and place more than 15,000 tons of rock along the path of the highway.
ODOT will continue to monitor the area for ground movement for the next several months.