Coos and Curry County motorists can expect traffic delays at these road construction projects this week, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Coos County Road Department:
Weekly schedule: The nighttime tunnel closures will be scheduled from Saturday night to Thursday morning, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Detour: When the tunnel is closed, eastbound Oregon 38 traffic will detour from Elkton to Sutherlin on Oregon Highway 138W, then north on Interstate 5. Westbound traffic will follow the same route in the opposite direction.
Emergency service vehicles: During the nighttime closures, workers will only open the tunnel for emergency service vehicles. All other traffic must use alternate routes. During daytime hours, motorists should watch for intermittent single-lane closures and brief delays. Flaggers will provide traffic control as needed.