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Repairs, closure to begin Monday, April 5, on damaged stretch of roadway near Corbett

COURTESY PHOTO: MULTNOMAH COUNTY  - Erosion has caused Southeast Louden Road, near Corbett, to be closed for repairs. A short section of Southeast Louden Road, near Corbett, will be closed Monday, April 5, while repairs begin on a slope that supports the road.

The section of Louden, between Littlepage Road and Southeast O'Regan Road, was shut down in late January after a broken water line damaged the hillside. The road reopened in early February with a one-lane section for about 100 feet due to the dangerous erosion.

Multnomah County had a geotechnical evaluation done on the damage and hired Tapani Inc. to perform repairs.

The work on the slope is expected to take one to two weeks, depending on weather. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. While it takes place, Louden will be closed 24 hours a day in the short section near the work zone. The closure will provide space for the contractor to work and keep the public safe.

Residents will still have access to their homes, though some neighbors may have longer routes than normal. Residents east of the closure should use the Larch Mountain Road to access the eastern section. Drivers can access the west end of Louden Road from Southeast Littlepage.

When the road reopens, it will be back to two lanes.


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