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I was out yesterday and noticed that the gate to road 57 was open.  I drove up the road about 3 miles before having to turn around due to the road being blocked by heavy machinery.  Those first 3 miles are being HEAVILY cut out, but most of the cutting appears to be done so hopefully it will get cleaned up and finished soon so they can re-open the road.  There were a few other curious souls who had driven up the road as well.

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I think they needed to replace 2 or 3 culverts as well. I stopped asking about this since they've missed every timeline they previously stated.

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Mt Hood also just mentioned on Facebook that the contractor said they were halfway done with tree work....

And the contract allows them to work all through 2024. Sigh.

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Half way done?  We were able to drive just about to the edge of the burn and they cut like crazy.  If they are only half done they are nuts......  I guess we will see when it opens, just like everywhere else has been.  I'm just astounded at how long all this has taken.

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Yea, maybe it's like 224 when there initial estimates were to cut all the way up to the ridgeline and then they adjusted and didn't cut anywhere close. I can't figure it all out and why it would take months to put in a couple culverts. I also heard they were done cutting up the Sandstone Road but have no idea what plans are for opening that road again.

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