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CAPE KIWANDA PARKING LOT CLOSING MARCH 4th



CAPE KIWANDA PARKING LOT CLOSING MARCH 4th

Intermittent Closures to Meet Schedule and be Operational by July 2024 FULL PRESS RELEASE:

Press Release Immediate Release_Cape Kiwanda Parking Lot Closure
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(TILLAMOOK, OR. February, 2024) Together, the County and project team have created a plan that will allow the Kiwanda Corridor Project’s (KCP) first project, the Cape Kiwanda Parking Lot Reconstruction, to still come in on time and on‐budget.


Why Cape Kiwanda Parking Lot will be closed beginning March 4th, 2024?

---The Sandlake Road closure has significantly increased construction trucking haul routes for earthwork. By temporarily closing the parking lot, onsite earthwork will be stockpiled, which will reduce the transport of soil and aggregates to and from the site. Therefore, the closure results in project efficiency for earthwork and mitigates lost time to the schedule since the landslide event.

---Since demolition began for improvements to Dorymen’s Way, additional design and construction efforts have been required to stabilize portions of the existing boat ramp sidewalk and bulwark that have been significantly undermined through coastal erosion. The result will be a safer and more resilient boat ramp and sidewalk to access the beach.

---Unforeseen conditions were encountered with the project survey monumentation, resulting in design and

construction adjustments by the project team.

---Full closure now will make full operation by peak summer season achievable.

All efforts are being made to continue safe beach access

---All public access to the beach will continue to be maintained, including boat launching activities via Dorymen’s Way.

---Limited parking will be made available during Oregon’s Spring Break. And it will be free!

---Additional parking will become available by May as the north side of the lot is completed. Again, free to park until the lot is fully operational.

---Safe pedestrian access to the beach is encouraged along the Pelican Brewing sidewalk.

---Additional signage and “Getting Around” resource maps will be placed throughout the area. The County is working closely with Visit Tillamook Coast, other Pacific Northwest destination management organizations, Pacific City‐Nestucca Valley Chamber, and local government agencies to ensure this closure is broadly communicated and other areas for parking and beach access are known and publicized.

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