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Historic highway reopens

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Highway opens

TROUTDALE, (AP) — The Oregon Transportation Department says it expects to reopen a section of the Historic Columbia River Highway today, June 24, nearly three weeks after the area was closed by a rockslide at Troutdale.

Spokesman Don Hamilton said Monday that about 4,400 cubic yards of debris have been removed. On June 5, about 1,000 cubic yards of rocks and other debris fell from a rock face about 100 yards west of the Stark Street Bridge.

Cranes brought down additional loose debris that threatened the roadway.

Hamilton says the road will reopen after installation of a concrete barrier and an eight-foot fence to catch falling rock.

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