Due to an active landslide, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be closing U.S. 20 at milepost 54.40 on the west side of the bridge (for eastbound traffic) and at milepost 56.95 on the east side of the bridge (for westbound traffic) for 6-8 weeks beginning Aug. 2, 2016. Alternate routes are U.S. 126 and OR 226 North/OR 22 East. Messages signs will be posted with information on road status and alternate routes. More information about the Highway 20 closure can be obtained from ODOT here.
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 and a full closure beginning August 2. See a map and the full construction schedule as of 7/21/16 here.
Smith Reservoir Area, Lakes End Campground, Trail Bridge Campground
Date(s): Jun 21, 2016 - Sep 23, 2016
Joe Harwood, Eugene Water & Electric Board: 541-685-7471
In advance of major renovations to the hydroelectric facility, Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) contractor, Knight Construction, will begin intermittently closing the road at the Carmen-Smith Powerhouse on Monday, July 25. The road (Forest Road 730) is the only public access to Trail Bridge Campground, Smith Reservoir and Lake’s End Campground. The secondary access route (Forest Road 655) to Trail Bridge Campground and Smith Reservoir has been closed for public safety reasons.
The sporadic road closures could occur between 6:30 a.m. and noon, and between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday from July 25 through September 23. With the exception of July 29, the road will be open without restriction on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. During the weekday closure periods, the road will always be open from noon to 1 p.m.
Know Before You Go: Current Conditions
We generally update the conditions report weekly during the seasons when the snow level is changing.
If you don't see an update for a particular week, it probably means that conditions haven't changed significantly.