Friday, April 8, 2011

Restrictions on Scappoose-Vernonia Road

On Scappoose-Vernonia, at Milepost 8 (where the slide is located) there is now a 15 Ton weight limit. Empty trucks are OK, but NOT loaded trucks. The weight restriction only applies to that section of Scappoose-Vernonia
The north (west bound) lane has dropped about 5 ft for about a 100 ft stretch, and continues to creep down a very steep hill side. We have restricted the road to one lane at that location. If the condition worsens, we may need to restrict truck traffic from using Scappoose Vernonia Road. We have some funds to do repairs, but due to contracts and permits, work will probably not start until July.

--Info Courtesy of Columbia County Roads Department