ODOT NEWS RELEASE: Scottsburg Bridge open house scheduled for August 20

August 6, 2019

SCOTTSBURG – ODOT will hold an open house on Tuesday, August 20, to provide an update on the Scottsburg Bridge replacement project.

The open house will held at the Scottsburg Community Center, 35066 Highway 38, and visitors can drop by anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Two years ago, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 2017, which provided approximately $42 million to replace the 90-year-old bridge. ODOT is now finishing up that design and construction of the new bridge should begin in early 2020.

As part of the design process, ODOT must document the history of the bridge, the community of Scottsburg and the surrounding region.

“We have already gathered some history from the community, but we want to expand on that,” ODOT Project Leader Mark Leedom said. “Please bring any stories or photos you would like to share with our staff historians.”

ODOT staff will be available to discuss the bridge and provide an update on the project plans.

For those unable to attend the open house, all displays will be posted on the project website, www.ScottsburgBridge.com.

ODOT attempts to hold public meetings in accessible buildings. Accommodations are provided to persons with disabilities. Alternate formats of printed material are available upon request. Please call Christie Meacham at (541) 957-3698 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting (or use statewide relay 7-1-1).

For more information, contact ODOT Public Information Officer Dan Latham at 541-957-3601 or Dan.Latham@odot.state.or.us.