Landslide repairs on Oregon Highway 42 could cost $5 million - KPTV - FOX 12

Landslide repairs on Oregon Highway 42 could cost $5 million

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Highway 42 after Dec. 23 landslide Highway 42 after Dec. 23 landslide
EUGENE, OR (AP) -

State transportation officials say landslide repairs on Oregon Highway 42 could cost $5 million.

The Register Guard reports those repairs to the roadway damaged in the Dec. 23 slide that sent soil and rocks over the roadway and into the Coquille River could take months.

The slide occurred at one of the stretches that had been straightened. The state has said that roadwork may have helped trigger the slide, which is also blamed on record December rainfall.

The Department of Transportation says clearing enough debris to reopen one of the highway's two lanes to traffic this week cost $175,000 to $200,000.

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