Solve Oregon Beach Cleanup; Board to Choose New Member; Bridge and ReVision Update

Solve Oregon Beach Cleanup

This Saturday along the Oregon coast a large group of volunteers are expected to land on the beaches for a statewide cleanup effort.  SOLVE volunteers will be locally positioned at the North and South Jetty, Heceta Beach, the Carl Washburn State Park and the Siltcoos Outlet.  Volunteers collected over 15,000 pounds of trash at least year’s cleanup.  People wishing to assist in the clean up efforts can sign up at

Board to Choose New Member

A special meeting of the Siuslaw School Board will be conducted this evening at 6:30 pm at the school board offices at 2111 Oak Street.  The purpose of the meeting is to meet with candidates for the open school board position.  Eric Rines recent resignation from the board opened up position 3 on the board.  The board accepted Rines’ resignation at last week’s board meeting.  Tonight’s meeting is open to the public.  A decision is expected to be made this evening.

Bridge and ReVision Update

Completion of construction of the Siuslaw River Bridge is not expected to be completed now until May.  The Oregon Department of Transportation did not give details on the delay, only that the timeline has been revised.  Construction on the ReVision Florence project continues to move ahead.  Curbs have been poured on the eighth street connector.  Southbound traffic has been reduced to one lane from 10th street to the Siuslaw River Bridge.  6th street is currently closed, but 8th has been reopened to traffic.