One lane of U.S. Highway 101 is open to traffic 12 miles south of Port Orford after a landslide on Monday shut down all lanes, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Crews will be flagging vehicles, bikes and pedestrians through a temporary gravel lane stretching 200 yards through the collapsed section, ODOT said. There may be delays, and people are urged to use caution around people and equipment.

The temporary road is not weight restricted and can hold up to 14 feet wide loads, according to ODOT. Crews will evaluate wider loads on a case by case basis.

The landslide has been stable since Tuesday, ODOT said, but the roadway may close again if further slide activity occurs. ODOT expects to open more temporary gravel lanes over the next few weeks, but no long-term decision has been made.

Makenzie Elliott covers breaking news and public safety for The Register-Guard. Reach her at MElliott@gannett.com. Find her on Twitter at @makenzielliott.





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