City of Salem Road Conditions
ORE224, Tong Road near Damascus MP 10 - 14; Closure with Detour
Trucks over 40 feet use WB detour at 211 to 26 to 212, EB detour use 212 to Amsigger to 224. Other vehicles use Tong to 232nd or 232nd to Tong., ODOT will close OR 224 at Tong Road Thursday afternoon, February 23, after seven slides in 16 days forced closure of the road. The closure is needed to protect the public from future slides and to allow the contractor to conduct emergency repairs on the 70-foot hillside. The closure could be in place for several weeks while the emergency fix is designed, a contractor is chosen and the repairs made. Local residents will continue to have access to their homes. Here are details of the closure, which is scheduled to begin about 2 p.m. Thursday. • Westbound traffic will be directed onto Southeast 232nd Drive • Eastbound traffic will be directed onto Southeast Tong Road. In addition, signs will warn travelers of the closure and will advise truckers to take OR 212 as an alternate route. ODOT is working with Clackamas County and the property owners to put the emergency repairs in place. Record rainfall has apparently weakened the hillside and contributed to the recent slides. Starting Feb. 5, debris slides have caused closure of the road at that spot seven times. ODOT hydrologists and engineers are working to devise the necessary emergency repairs.
Updated: 02/23/2017 2:28 pm
Road Conditions by Route
No adverse road conditions reported at this time.