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US 395: Alkali Lake-Lake Abert


  • Reconstruct approximately 24 miles of U.S. 395 from Alkali Lake (MP 50) to LakeAbert (MP 73.3)
  • Install centerline rumble strips
  • Replace signs, as needed

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Need for the Project

US 395 near Lake Abert that was partially sealed to prolong the life of the highway.U.S. 395 is an important part of the State’s transportation system and is a north-south freight corridor that links California, Idaho and Washington.   The average daily traffic is 250-350 vehicles with a truck percentage of approximately 40 percent.  Keeping highways in good condition and providing a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity is a critical aspect of the mission for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).   
This section of highway is in poor to very poor condition.  The roadway surface is old, weak, stripped of oil and has pot holes.  The last time this section was resurfaced was over 25 years ago.  Because of the road’s poor condition, a large percentage of the maintenance budget for this area goes to just prolong its life until it can be repaved.

Work to be done

ODOT plans to do full depth reclamation of this section of highway.  This involves grinding the existing asphalt and subgrade down approximately 10 inches, mixing it with cement and water and then reapplying to the roadway.  Once hardened, a layer of oil and rock will be laid.  The final step will be to lay three inches of asphalt.  In addition, centerline rumble strips will be installed and roadway signs will be replaced, as needed.

Timeline and Estimated Project Cost

​Bid Opening ​Fall 2014
​Construction ​2015-2016

The estimated project cost is $15 million.


Office Phone
Email Address
Tom Feeley
Project Manager
(541) 883-5780
Butch Hansen
Area Manager
(541) 883-5778
Abbey Driscoll
Community Liaison
(541) 388-6064