Hazard tree removal work increases along OR-138E, travelers should anticipate significant delays



As hazard tree removal work continues along OR-138E east of Roseburg, travelers are advised to seek alternate routes or plan for significant delays when traveling through the area.


With several active work zones, their associated traffic control measures and other operations happening in the area independent of the Task Force’s tree removal work, the OR-138E corridor will be a high-activity area.


Crews currently have work zones established between mileposts 23.5 to 24.3 and 27.6 to 28.1 and will add a third work zone to the operation near milepost 28 this week. The work zones will include traffic control measures to accommodate lane closures. The Task Force also expects work to begin in the Bogus Creek area in the coming weeks, which will include tree removal and log hauling operations.


Independent of Task Force work, tree removal work is also expected to begin in response to the 2021 Jack Creek Fire approximately 8 miles east of the 2020 Archie Creek Fire work zones.


To date, Task Force crews have removed more than 4,000 hazard trees throughout the corridor as part of the Archie Creek Fire cleanup effort. The Task Force expects to remove an additional 7,000+ hazard trees as the operation continues through the year.


We strongly recommend visiting TripCheck for the latest traffic delay updates and using alternate routes to avoid these areas.

Wildfire waste and debris removal

The State of Oregon is working with federal, state and local partners to remove hazardous waste, and ash and debris from the 2020 Oregon wildfires safely, efficiently, and as quickly as possible. The Oregon Departments of Transportation, Environmental Quality and Emergency Management are leading the effort, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assistance.