U.S. 30 reopens to two-way traffic at landslide repair east of Astoria

U.S. 30 is open to two-way traffic as landslide repair continues between Astoria and Clatskanie.

Crews had cleared enough landslide debris and scaled enough loose rock from the hillside to open a second lane Friday, Jan. 20. One lane with flaggers had been open since early December after a significant landslide Nov. 29, 2022.

“This was a large landslide compared to other landslides that we get in the coast range,” ODOT District 1 Maintenance Manager Mark Buffington said. “The rock was definitely larger than what we are used to. We usually just get mud and trees.”

There is no estimated date when we can reopen the third lane nearest the hillside and resume use of a passing lane. Crews will continue to remove debris and restore barriers to slides for at least the next several weeks.

Please continue to drive with caution and watch for crews if you travel between the Portland area and Northern Oregon coast.

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