Public Works

Little Switzerland Road will be closed Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, beginning May 31, 2017 and through June 29, 2017.  The purpose of the closure is to allow construction crews to build a 300 foot long retaining wall along the Alsea River about half a mile in from Highway 34. Flood water had weakened the bank and threatened the continued use of the single lane road which is the only access to the Little Switzerland Community.  Concerns may be addressed to Lincoln County Public Works 541-265-5747.

Trapp Creek Road Closure - Beginning Tuesday May 9, 2017 until project completion November 2017.
Detour in place off Hwy 20 at milepost 16.95.

Possible Road Closure: 3.6 Mile N. Beaver Creek (Details here.)


The Road Department requires permits for activities that are performed within the County Right Of Way. Activities included in the permitting system include utility work, driveway access, and vegetation management.

The Lincoln County Code addresses definitions for these activities.

Note: Please review instructions specific to each permit application.

Division location:
410 NE Harney Street
Newport, OR 97365

The Department's primary function is to maintain the County Road System and to respond to public emergencies.

The County Road System serves three main functions:

Lincoln County’s Integrated Vegetation Program:

As part of the County Road Department, the Vegetation Program utilizes Integrated Pest Management tools for control of vegetation along county roads.