Highway 227 conditions - 8/19
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HIGHWAY 227 IS NOT A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO I 5 DUE RESTRICTIONS FOR LONG LENGTH LOADS. THERE IS A LENGTH LIMIT ON THE JACKSON COUNTY SIDE. EVEN PICKUPS TOWING LONGER TRAVEL TRAILERS CANNOT SAFELY NEGOTIATE THE TURNS. SEE THE INFORMATION DOWN BELOW. DO NOT RELY ON NAVIGATION DEVICES TO FOOL YOU ONTO THIS ROUTE. YOU WILL WIND UP WITH A TOW BILL IN THE THOUSANDS. And that is if you are lucky.
Major impacts to travel due to fire activity from the Skyline Ridge and Devil's Knob Complexes of wildfires. While the fires are not directly threatening the highway at this time, the highway is full of fire related traffic including oversized loads with bulldozers being trucked in. Additionally, water tenders, (large water hauling trucks), and larger sized fire engines are creating slow downs as they travel the highway. Again, Highway 227 is a very narrow 2 lane road on it's entire length from Canyonville to Trail. Use of alternate routes is HIGHLY encouraged.
This highway is a paved logging road essentially. CLOSED to commercial trucks over 35 feet, (except logging trucks hauling by permit), from Trail in Jackson County to Tiller in Douglas County. There are number of SHARP hairpins that standard 53 foot commercial trailers will never be able to safely negotiate. Even longer length travel trailers producing a combined vehicle length over 30 feet have extreme diffuclty negotiating the haripins.