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Highway 47 closure begins Monday

The final stage (hopefully) in a project to replace the bridge over West Fork Dairy Creek will begin in earnest Monday on Banks’ northern edge.

You can read all the details in a previous story here.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said that after work begins Monday, June 19, the highway will be closed for a few weeks to apply a new surface to the bridge. A notice on the state’s tripcheck.com estimates work completion by June 30.

“After the new surface is applied, it’ll take a few days to cure before we can reopen the bridge,” ODOT said in June 16 press release.

“This work is weather dependent, so our schedule may change,” the agency noted.

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Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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