Delta Construction of Eugene will be working on the bridge 9 miles up North Bank Chetco River Road near the Redwood Nature trailhead east of Brookings that will cause delays for drivers over the next month.

Closures will vary, from 30 minutes to eight hours.

Work will involve replacing bridge rails, repairing structural concrete elements, placing a concrete deck overlay and building asphalt approaches at each end of the structure.

The work is being done using Congressionally-authorized disaster relief funding awarded after the 2017 Chetco Bar Fire.

“We are keenly aware of the significant impact the Chetco Bar Fire has had on these small and remote communities,” said U.S. Forest Service staff officer Brian White. “Infrastructure investments such as these will have both short and long-term benefits..”

The work is scheduled to occur Nov. 14 to Dec. 21. Officials note the work slated for Nov. 17 and 18 is “highly weather-dependent,” and could be rescheduled as needed.

Additional repairs, which will not affect traffic, are also planned during the fall of 2019.

Designs are also being developed for several major projects including:

• Repaving 8 miles of Chetco River Road and resurfacing 6 miles of rock roads at a cost of $1.8 million,

• Renovating the bridge 9 miles upriver at a cost of $500,000,

• Replacing eight culverts for $200,000

• Rehabilitating recreation sites, including removing hazardous trees and making restroom repairs, at a cost of $50,000,

• Repairing damaged trails, to cost up to $267,000.

For more information contact Brian White at or 541-618-2061.

Scheduled closures

North Bank Chetco River Road will experience closures east of the Redwood Nature Trail. Drivers can expect delays from:

• Nov. 14 to 16: Expect traffic delays between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Nov. 17 and 18: Closed for eight consecutive hours, followed by a 12-hour open period. The times were not listed, and are subject to change, due to weather.

• Nov. 26 to Dec. 21: Closed for 30-minute intervals, followed by 10-minute open periods.