Crews fill huge hole along Oregon Hwy 42S, one lane back open

Water washed out a section of Hwy 42S between Coquille and Bandon in April 2019. (ODOT CC by 2.0)

BANDON, Ore. – Highway 42 South is back open near Bandon Monday night after recent flooding caused a 50-foot section of the pavement to collapse.

The collapse happened last Wednesday night (April 10) around 10 p.m. near milepost 5.4 after adverse weather blocked a culvert.

Authorities said that a passenger was hurt when two drivers crashed into the hole, which was an estimated ten feet deep.

Crews installed a new culvert filled the hole with roughly 1,800 tons of rock.

Currently there's only one lane open in each direction. Flaggers are on-scene providing traffic control until the section of road is paved later this week.

Drivers should expect brief delays in the area.

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