Improvements will be underway this summer to the Aufderheide Scenic Byway (Forest Service Road 19) that connects the communities of Blue River on Highway 126 and Westfir on Highway 58. These activities will cause delays of up to 30 minutes in two locations. All roadwork will be south of Box Canyon (the halfway point between the two towns). Travelers who utilize the northern section of byway will not be delayed. There is a detour. Coming from the Blue River side, you can take Forest Service Road 1928 to Oakridge. It is graveled, but in good shape for a passenger car. Motorcyclists, trucks with trailers and RVs may have difficulties. There will be two full closures on the road, lasting up to four days each. One will be at milepost 2.4 and the other at milepost 10. These are necessary due to some deep culvert replacements. See a map and read the full news release here.