A construction project in Newport may cause traffic delays on NW Oceanview Drive, which is on the designated Oregon Coast Bike Route. Lane closures and delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected during the contractor’s work hours, which are 7am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday. Work on NW Oceanview Drive is expected to continue through August.
Updates on the status of this work may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/ndwc6tv
Southbound bicyclists seeking to avoid the construction zone may choose to continue south on US-101 for 1.2 miles, then turn right onto NW 15th St for 0.2 miles, and then rejoin the Oregon Coast Bike Route by turning left onto NW Oceanview Drive. As an alternative to US-101, they may also turn left onto NE 36th St or NE 31st St and travel south into Newport by way of NE Big Creek Road (refer to a map for this option).