Lincoln County Public Works Department
880 NE 7th Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
tel: (541) 265 - 5747
fax: (541) 574 - 1295
(Lincoln County, OR – 10.24.17)
North Bayview Road is currently open to one lane traffic at milepost 1.1 due to a slide. The road is safely passable with good sight distance.
Sunday evening (10.22.17) at 7:30 pm, Lincoln County Public Works responded to a call out regarding the slide on North Bayview Road at mp 1.1.
A 200 foot section of roadway abutting the Alsea River broke off taking out a four foot section of roadway. Public Works employees barricaded the failed section and pinched the traffic down to a single lane. The following morning the concrete barricades were adjusted for the decreased roadway width and the road was widened on the up-hill side by adding rock to the shoulder.
The northerly expansion of the road will give Lincoln County Public Works time to enlist the services of a geotechnical firm to develop a long term fix. A permanent repair will not likely take place before next summer. In the meantime, the situation will be monitored.
For more Information, contact:
Steve Hodge, P.E.
Lincoln County Public Works