|October 27, 2010 For more information: Lou Torres (503) 986-2880
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OR6/Wilson River Loop Road
safety project continues to move ahead
TILLAMOOK- The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is continuing to move ahead with a project that will make the intersection of OR 6 (Wilson River Highway) and the Wilson River Loop Road safer for motorists.
The OR6/Wilson River Loop Road Project is scheduled to go to bid in April 2012 with construction expected in the summer and fall of 2012. The preliminary design and access management strategy have been completed. The right of way (ROW) and environmental needs have been identified with ROW appraisals to begin early next year.
In 2008, ODOT held a series of public meetings to present early design options and received input from local landowners, businesses, Tillamook officials and other stakeholders. Through this public process, an “offset T” intersection alignment at Wilson River Loop and Schild Road was selected.
The new design will make the intersection safer. The location has had a significant number of serious accidents, primarily from local traffic attempting to cross the busy and high speed OR6.
The estimated cost of the project is $7.5 million.
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