SR-7 Now Open After Mudslide


State Route 7 is now open in both directions between Brilliant and Rush Run.

Crews are finishing cleaning up after a rock popped off of the hillside early Tuesday evening.

Officials say they are still trying to figure out what caused this, but they do know that it was weather related.

Project Engineer Adam Lytton says this rockfall is pretty unusual.

“We do not feel that this threat is along the whole hillside. We believe it was isolated to just one area. We want to get this job completed, but we want to make sure the hillside is still safe for motorists because that was the main goal of this project; to reduce the rockfalls and to make the roadway safe,” said Lytton.

Lytton says this slide will not slow them down, and should not impact the schedule. On Wednesday, ODOT is pouring the concrete median to complete the north and southbound lanes.

ODOT says that no rocks hit the road.

State Route 7 is safe for all traffic

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