SR-17 Fuel Break Project Status

There were no lane closures during Thanksgiving week, although work continued off the highway on Monday Nov 25 and Tuesday Nov 26. No work occurred from Wednesday Nov 27 through Friday Nov 29.

December 2 – December 6 (Week 15)
Hazard trees will be removed from sites between Idylwild and Summit Road/Old Summit Road area. Erosion control treatment (hydromulching) will occur off of the roadway.


  • Over the next several months, crews will be working along SR-17 and in adjacent communities. Traffic in the communities and along SR-17 will be intermittently impacted. Please plan for extended travel times, as shoulder and lane closures will cause delays. If possible, please plan your northbound SR-17 trips before 9:00AM and after 3:00PM.


  • The project team is working to minimize traffic impacts and will provide weekly updates to residents and highway drivers. Stay informed of delays and alternate routes.
  • Check project status and sign up for weekly updates on Traffic information can also be found on
  • In addition to electronic media, there are several physical locations in the area where you can get updated information: Redwood Estates Pavilion, Redwood Estates Post Office, Redwood Estates Store, Chemeketa Park, Loma School, Lakeside School bulletin boards will be updated regularly.
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