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Highway 17 Shaded Fuel Break Update 2/28/20

February 23 – February 28 (Week 27)

There was a lane closure on Monday, 24th, in the SOUTHBOUND direction from Redwood Estates to Summit Road, between the hours of 9am-3pm: Hydromulching for erosion control occurred during the lane closure. There were no lane closures from Tuesday to Friday this week. Roadside vegetation cleanup continued around Moody Gulch near mile marker 3.4 down to Bear Creek. Crews cleared and stacked brush. Brush removal will occur under next lane closure.

In the NORTHBOUND direction there was some tree work being done off Idyllwild Road.

Upcoming work Monday, March 2nd – March 6th (Week 28):

There will be SOUTHBOUND lane closures Monday through Friday, from 9am-3pm, from Bear Creek Road to Brush Road. Vegetation removal work will include heavy equipment within the lane closure area and crews working on the slopes. Erosion control measures will be implemented following the brush removal.

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Impacts:

  • Over the next several months, crews will be working along SR-17 and in adjacent communities. Traffic in the project area will be intermittently impacted so please plan for extended travel times during lane closures. If possible, please plan your SR-17 trips before 9:00AM and after 3:00PM.
  • Rain will cancel lane closures though work may continue in adjacent areas.
  • The project team is working to minimize traffic impacts and will provide weekly updates to residents and highway drivers. Stay informed of delays and alternate routes.
  • Check project status and sign up for weekly updates on Firesafe17.com. Traffic information can also be found on 511.org.
  • In addition to electronic media, several physical locations have SR-17 Shaded Fuel Break info flyers posted: Redwood Estates Pavilion, Redwood Estates Post Office, Redwood Estates Store, Chemeketa Park, and Summit Store.

Firesafe Council Home Hardening presentation

View the Home Hardening presentation from the Firesafe Council

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LhpoF9xn2uwwJb-_6QgOHCocBVnp5jnA/view

Capital Improvement Plan and Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Budget Planning Meeting

The meeting will take place at the Clubhouse on Wednesday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m.

The membership is encouraged to attend and bring their thoughts for improvements to the Community for discussion.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

See you there….

Monthly board meetings now starting at 7pm

Chemeketa Park Mutual Water Company announces that beginning this month, the month of February, monthly Board Meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the Clubhouse on the 2nd Thursday of each month. This is 30 minutes earlier than in the past.

All are welcome and encouraged to join the meetings and become involved. See you this Thursday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. Thank you for your support.

Highway 17 Shaded Fuel Break Update 2/8/20

February 4 –February 7 (Week 24)
Under SOUTHBOUND Highway 17 lane closures, roadside work occurred Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Hazard tree and brush removal, and erosion control continued along southbound Highway 17 between Redwood Estates and the southbound onramp to Highway 17 from Summit Road.

February 10 – February 14 (Week 25):

Planned SOUTHBOUND lane closures for Monday to Thursday 9AM -3PM, will be from Idylwild Road to Redwood Estates, weather permitting. Rain will cancel closure. Roadside hazard tree and brush removal, and erosion control planning will continue along southbound Highway 17 in the area from Idylwild Road to Redwood Estates. Exits will remain open.

Looking forward:

February 17 President’s Day, Monday–no lane closures.

Impacts:

  • Over the next several months, crews will be working along SR-17 and in adjacent communities. Traffic in the communities and along SR-17 will be intermittently impacted. Please plan for extended travel times, as shoulder and lane closures will cause delays. If possible, please plan your SR-17 trips before 9:00AM and after 3:00PM or choose alternate routes.
  • The project team is working to minimize traffic impacts and will provide weekly updates to residents and highway drivers. Stay informed of delays and alternate routes.
  • Check project status and sign up for weekly updates on Firesafe17.com. Traffic information can also be found on 511.org.
  • In addition to electronic media, there are several physical locations in the area where SR-17 Shaded Fuel Break info flyers are posted: Redwood Estates Pavilion, Redwood Estates Post Office, Redwood Estates Store, Chemeketa Park, and Summit Store.