The repair work for Wednesday’s broken water main and sinkhole on S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. (Ore. 99E) at S.E. Ochoco is causing heavy traffic backups in the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood on S.E. 32nd Ave.
The Oregon Dept. of Transportation suggests avoiding the highway at the repair area and detour using S.E. 17th Ave.
All three of S.E. McLoughlin’s northbound lanes are closed and two of its southbound lanes are also closed as crews work on the repairs.
TriMet buses operating on S.E. McLoughlin are also affected (TriMet Service Alerts).
ODOT says the repairs could take approximately a couple of days.
The water main broke in the morning on July 7th and created a sinkhole.
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