By Kyle Bailey
News Radio 1240 KQEN
December 30, 2015 5:05 a.m.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is working to partially reopen Oregon Highway 42 following the slide a week ago near the Douglas and Coos County Line.
Jared Castle says that mobilization began on Tuesday with some drainage work taking place. On Wednesday, excavation work is set to get started.
An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 cubic yards of debris are in the slide. ODOT wants to get one lane open through the slide area so that traffic can resume using the popular route to and from the Oregon coast.
For now motorists should use Highway 38 or U.S. Highway 199 for east-west travel. Go to www.tripcheck.com for the latest road information.