The Oregon Department of Transportation was aiming to finish the work before school starts for bus routes and before the winter season begins.
Officials say the area has been a constant problem for decades but with the wet springs we had – the road quickly became a top priority.
“So that’s gonna be a really nice addition to repair that slide,” said Gary Leaming, ODOT spokesperson. “That’s been a chronic slide for us for about 20 years, putting band-aids on it. So now I think we’ve finally got it fixed.”
The highway was closed from late July through August.
NBC5 News Reporter Miles Furuichi graduated from Chapman University with degrees in English and Journalism. He received post graduate experience in Los Angeles in photojournalism and commercial photography. He also spent time in Dublin, Ireland working in print journalism and advertising.
Miles is a Rogue Valley native, raised in Ashland. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and photography.