West Shore Drive closing once more this month
West Shore Drive at Henry Hagg Lake is closing for a few weeks again, for the third time this year.
The closure will begin next Monday, Aug. 27, and continue through Sept. 25, the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation advised. This time around, the segment that is closing is located just west of the Scoggins Valley Recreation Area, near the northwesternmost finger of Hagg Lake. The Hagg Lake Trail will also close at the bridge.
The closure is part of a years-long project to rebuild culverts, replace guardrails and stabilize landslide areas, among other maintenance and mitigation work being conducted in the Hagg Lake area by Washington County crews.
West Shore Drive previously closed from April 10 through June 9 for work including a road settlement repair, bridge repairs, landslide stabilization north of Scott Hill Road and the replacement of multiple culverts. It closed again from June 4 through July 3 for more culvert and landslide mitigation work.
This August-to-September closure is needed for bridge railing repairs, according to the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation.
The Department of Land Use & Transportation said it anticipates full completion of the work on and around West Shore Drive by Oct. 15.
The total project cost of the four-year program is about $20.3 million, according to the county. Almost half of that cost, roughly $9.8 million, is federally funded through the Oregon Federal Lands Access Program.
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