Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, McNeil Canyon Road in Douglas County, Washington, will close to the operation of motor vehicles weighing more than 10,000 lbs. The closure is from the intersection of Rd. C NW (SR 172) and Rd. 14 NW (SR 172) and Beebe Bridge on US Hwy 97. The closure is due to road condition concerns, redesign, and construction. During this time all affected vehicles can use three alternate routes including US Hwy 2 Pine Canyon Road, Road C NW (SR 172), and Bridgeport Hill Road.
A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at the Douglas County Courthouse in Waterville, Washington; where/when the Board of County Commissioners will consider adoption of a permitting and education process for the operation of motor vehicles weighing more than 10,000 lbs., and their drivers, to eventually regain use of the one-mile stretch of roadway.
The closure beginning August 29, 2023, allows for county crews to complete topography analysis, roadway curve design and evaluation of the necessary right-of-way acquisitions needed for a planned roadway realignment and safety improvement project on McNeil Canyon Road, anticipated to be complete by 2025.
We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconveniences.