Highway 6, News, Transportation

Highway 6 striping project expected to cause delays starting Tuesday

Those using Highway 6 to travel should note that an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) striping project from Banks to Tillamook begins Tuesday, and is expected to last three days. 

“Expect traffic delays as we move along the road. Please use caution and be patient as we perform this work to improve safety. Give yourself plenty of time to make the trip, or use an alternate route,” a press release from the agency read.

According to ODOT, the project will occur during the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and should wrap up on Thursday. The striping will take place from milepost 46, which is located near the Killin Wetlands west of Banks all the way to the highway’s intersection with U.S. 101 in Tillamook. 

Image courtesy ODOT

It wasn’t clear if the region’s high temperatures on the east side of the Coast Range would impact the project schedule, but with many people expected to head to the coast to escape the heat wave, motorists could be in for long waits on the highway. 

Visit tripcheck.com for real-time traffic updates, and check traffic cameras on Highway 6 located at Lees Camp in the Tillamook Forest and near Tillamook to see existing traffic and construction impacts. 

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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