Timber Road closed due to washed out culvert

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 11, 2015

Temporary repairs planned for Timber Road
UPDATED: 12/11/2015
Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Temporary repairs on Timber Road have started. The goal is to have repairs complete in early January. Repairs will be done by County and contracted crews, an arrangement proven to be expedient and cost-effective. How quickly the road can be reopened will depend on water levels falling.


Timber Road culvert washoutOriginal release: Dec. 8, 2015

A culvert on Timber Road was washed out by flooding rains on Monday, Dec. 7, resulting in the closure of the road, 1/2 mile south of Strassel Road, 2 miles north of OR 6/Wilson River Highway, near the unincorporated area of Timber.

All travelers, including bicyclists and pedestrians, will need to access Timber via U.S. 26 or Strassel Road. Travelers heading south should use OR 6/Wilson River Highway. Detour signs will be installed as soon as possible to help direct travelers around the closure area.

No one was on the road when the culvert washed out. Additional information will be available after options for replacement have been assessed.

For more information, contact Todd Watkins, Principal Engineer, at 503-846-7650 or todd_watkins@co.washington.or.us.

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and operating the County roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

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Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator