ELGIN:  One lane now open on ORE204 Tollgate

ELGIN: One lane now open on ORE204 Tollgate

OR204 (Weston-Elgin Highway) is now open from MP 26.7 at Andes Prairie to MP 37.4 at Summerville Road to one lane with pilot cars escorting traffic (under 10,000 GVW vehicles only) thru the work zone. The route has been closed due to slide activity and erosion that has washed out part of the road and shoulders. This pilot operation is expected to continue through the winter and spring months, as the road cannot be properly restored until after the snow melts.
The pilot car operation is complicated by snow removal activities, contractor repair work, and a steep highway grade along the creek with multiple chain up areas. The weather forecast for the area is predicting another 2 feet of snow this weekend, creating additional challenges. Drive with caution and expect delays anywhere between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on conditions.