A hole in the recently-repaired entrance road has forced Oregon State Parks to once again close Ecola State Park.
The park just reopened Thursday, April 20 after contractors removed damaged asphalt sections and replaced them with compacted gravel from heavy rains. Park Manager Ben Cox said he was hopeful the temporary repair would last through the summer, but landslides continue to damage the road.
“We expect intermittent closures will be the norm moving forward because the landslides upon which the road is built seem to be more active lately,” said Cox. “The road has developed problems suddenly in areas that weren’t previously noted to have issues, meaning that it is impractical to simply go in and do the work all at once. We simply do not know where the next problem will occur.”
Bob McEwan Construction will be working on the repairs and the closure is expected to last two weeks.