WHEELER — Crews will return Thursday, April 21 , to finish installing rock containment screens on U.S. 101 at milepost 47, south of Wheeler. Thursday’s closure begins at 7:15 a.m. The road will open as soon as the project is complete, but may be closed until 7 p.m. It will be open all day on Wednesday. All traffic will be detoured via Miami Foley Road. Watch for signs and flaggers.
A slide occurred on U.S. 101 at milepoint 47 on March 15, closing the road for over a day for cleanup and slope stabilization. For the past month traffic has been flagged through a single lane, while a concrete barrier blocked falling rocks from the road. Maintenance and construction projects are part of ODOT’s commitment to providing a safe and reliable multimodal transportation system through meeting our strategic plan goals. Where traffic is routed through or around a work zone, pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will also be provided routes through or around the work zone. Check TripCheck.com for current road status.