MCR North Jetty access restricted beginning fall 2014

The MCR North Jetty will be off limits to the general public beginning October 2014 as the Portland District begins repairs to the structure. The North Jetty was completed in 1917 and has undergone repairs and rehabilitation several times since original construction. The current rehabilitation project is scheduled to be complete in 2019. (Photo by Billie Johnson, ACE-IT)

The MCR North Jetty will be off limits to the general public beginning October 2014 as the Portland District begins repairs to the structure. The North Jetty was completed in 1917 and has undergone repairs and rehabilitation several times since original construction. The current rehabilitation project is scheduled to be complete in 2019. (Photo by Billie Johnson, ACE-IT)

Access to the North Jetty at the Mouth of the Columbia River will be restricted beginning in October 2014, as the Portland District begins the next phase of the major rehabilitation of the jetty system.

  • The Corps will mobilize equipment and personnel to replace a culvert under Jetty Road in Cape Disappointment State Park, and place material in the lagoon at the jetty’s root. A fence will identify the active construction site, which will be off limits to the general public. The project will stop erosion and stabilize and protect the root of the structure.
  • Project details and a map showing the construction area and impacts are available at http://www. nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Currentprojects/ MouthoftheColumbiaRiverjetties.aspx.
  • Cape Disappointment visitors should expect construction-related traffic, road closures and some traffic delays. Jetty Road will be closed during the culvert replacement, and the west side of the east parking will be closed to accommodate construction staging. Access to Benson Beach from Jetty Road may be temporarily restricted during this time.
  • After the culvert work is complete, Jetty Road between the east parking lot and the northern gravel parking lot will be closed Monday through Friday with plans to open on weekends and holidays. Some additional closures may be necessary at times as the lagoon fill project continues into spring 2015.
  • Park visitors can access Benson Beach during the road closure on foot from the east parking lot or the northern gravel parking lot.
The Corps operates and maintains three jetties and the navigation channel that serves as the border between Washington and Oregon. The north jetty, built from 1913 to 1917, is 2.5 miles long. Jetty “A” was built in 1939 and is 0.3 miles long. The north jetty and jetty “A” are on the Washington side of the Mouth. On the Oregon side is the south jetty, built from 1885 to 1895 and 6.6 miles long. (Corps of Engineers image)

The Corps operates and maintains three jetties and the navigation channel that serves as the border between Washington and Oregon. The north jetty, built from 1913 to 1917, is 2.5 miles long. Jetty “A” was built in 1939 and is 0.3 miles long. The north jetty and jetty “A” are on the Washington side of the Mouth. On the Oregon side is the south jetty, built from 1885 to 1895 and 6.6 miles long. (Corps of Engineers image)