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Newport Bridge Work Could Cause Delays

Bonnie Lehman

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

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.

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December 2018 and became News Director in March 2023. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
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