Newport Bridge Work Could Cause Delays

Aug 5, 2020

Drivers in Newport could face delays crossing the Yaquina Bay Bridge next week.

Drivers on the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport will face overnight lane closures August 10-12, 2020. This photo was taken in July, 2020.
Credit Bonnie Lehman / KLCC

The Oregon Department of Transportation is replacing two expansion joints on the north end of the bridge, which carries U.S. Highway 101 and serves as an important link for traffic along the Oregon coast.

The work will require lane closures with traffic controlled by flaggers, starting at 7 p.m. next Monday through Wednesday, and lasting through 6 a.m. the following mornings.

It’s the first of what could be many lane closures over the coming years, as ODOT is beginning a multi-year maintenance and repair project on the bridge.