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Ecola State Park closure to come

Repair work ahead
By Brenna Visser

The Daily Astorian

Published on September 5, 2017 9:31AM

Cannon Beach Gazette

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will close Ecola State Park Sept. 11-12 to accommodate work on Ecola Park Road.

Oregon Department of Transportation District crews plan to install a culvert near the Cannon Beach city limits on Sept. 12, which will temporarily close Ecola Park Road in both directions for several hours on Sept. 12. The heavy rains over time has caused a section of the asphalt to slump and separate, park manager Ben Cox said, which could cause damage to a vehicle driving over it.

Local and park traffic will be restricted, but Oregon Department of Transportion will accommodate emergency vehicle access, Cox said.

“The work is necessary to improve drainage and repair a failing section of the roadway,” said ODOT District 1 Manager Mark Buffington. “We will need to close the road completely for about four hours; hopefully less.”

Ecola State Park will tenatively reopen upon completion of the repair work.


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