Crews making headway toward re-opening Hwy 224

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New OR 224 guardrails

Crews are installing more than eight miles of new guard along OR 224 closed since Septmber 202 by wildfire.

Crews are making progress toward re-opening OR 224 east of Estacada

Feb. 4, 2022

Contact: Don Hamilton: 503-704-7452

Crews are making progress toward re-opening OR 224 east of Estacada (mileposts 31.-50). ODOT and the U.S. Forest Service are still developing a timeline for when the road can safely open to everyone but we expect that there will be a Clackamas River recreation season in 2022.

We don’t have a set date yet because of variables like rock scaling work to be done, the availability of contractors and construction materials, and the impact of Covid on workers.

What’s happening now

  • Installing more than 42,000 feet of new guardrail in 11 areas, replacing guardrail that was damaged, destroyed, or now needed in areas stripped of roadside trees.
  • Paving where the road was damaged.
  • Installing mesh fencing on slopes in numerous areas.
  • Rock scaling to remove loose boulders, rocks and dirt from slopes over the road. In those areas, guardrail installation has to wait until the work is done.
  • Hazard tree removal continues to reduce the threat to the road.
  • Arborists continue to inspect sites to make sure trees are not presenting threats.

For more information go to the Wildfire Recovery website.


Crews working on Hwy 224

Visit our wildfire recovery page for more information. Have a question? Ask ODOT.