UPDATE 7/1/17 All lanes of U.S. 101 are now open at milepost 48 south of Wheeler. Crews completed repairs to the road at 7:30 p.m. Friday, four days after a sinkhole opened up in the road. Crews will return after the Independence Day holiday for paving.
UPDATE: U.S. 101 is again closed in both directions at milepost 48 south of Wheeler to allow repairs to a sinkhole. Through traffic can get around the closure on a signed detour using OR 53 and Miami River Road. Towns north of the detour as far north as Brighton remain accessible on U.S. 101 and Wheeler remains accessible to southbound traffic. ODOT and the contractor expect the work will be completed by Saturday. Go to TripCheck.com to check status of the road.
The Oregon Transportation Department (ODOT) advising travelers that Highway 101 is closed in both directions at milepost 48 south of Wheeler because of a sinkhole.
Local traffic is getting around the closure on Highway 53 and Miami River Road.
The sinkhole, measuring about three-feet by three-feet, will be inspected by ODOT crews today, Tuesday, June 27. Inspectors will determine what is causing the sinkhole and what steps need to be taken to get the road safely re-opened.
There is no timeline for re-opening the roadway.
Information and photo provided by ODOT