SR-17 Shaded Fuel Break Update & Lane Closure Notice

Progress Update as of Friday, February 21st:

February 18 –February 21 (Week 26)
On the NORTHBOUND side, in the Lexington Reservoir area, the final vegetation debris has been removed and chipped.

Under SOUTHBOUND lane closures on SR-17, Tuesday to Thursday 9am -3pm, roadside hazard tree, brush removal and erosion control continued from Brush Road (Big Moody Curve) to Summit Road.  Erosion control work included hydromulching previously treated slopes.  The 4.3 acre shaded fuel break below Redwood Drive was also completed.

Upcoming work Monday, February 24  – February 28 (Week 27):

There will be a lane closure on Monday, 24th, in SOUTHBOUND direction from Redwood Estates to Summit Road, between the hours of 9am-3pm: Hydromulching for erosion control will occur during lane closure.  Continuing roadside vegetation cleanup will occur around Moody Gulch near mile marker 3.4.  There will not be any lane closures from Tuesday to Friday next week, however, crews may still be present near the highway on neighborhood feeder roads, and work vehicles may be entering and exiting the highway.  Please continue to use caution while driving in the project area.

Impacts:

  • Over the next several months, crews will be working along SR-17 and in adjacent communities. Traffic in the project area will be intermittently impacted so please plan for extended travel times during lane closures. If possible, please plan your SR-17 trips before 9:00AM and after 3:00PM.
  • Rain will cancel lane closures though work may continue in adjacent areas.
  • 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 Firesafe17.com. Traffic information can also be found on 511.org.
  • In addition to electronic media, several physical locations have SR-17 Shaded Fuel Break info flyers posted: Redwood Estates Pavilion, Redwood Estates Post Office, Redwood Estates Store, Chemeketa Park, and Summit Store.
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