Construction of the shoreside components of PacWave South is scheduled to start in June 2021. Most of the activity will be focused on the Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site area in Seal Rock.

The project involves horizontal directional drilling beneath the ocean shore to pass subsea cables deep under the beach to the park. The project will not disturb the beach but will temporarily close the Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site to motor vehicles. Information about the park is online at

Regular construction updates will be posted here.  If you wish to receive construction updates via email, or have questions or concerns, please send an email to


05/10/21             OSU and the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department (OPRD) held two Virtual Town Hall Meetings to provide updates and answer questions about the project. The presentation is available to view and download.