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OR 140 @ Washburn Way (Klamath Falls)
Project Components
Location of new signal at intersection of OR 140 eastbound offramp and Washburn Way.
Location of new signal at OR 140 and Washburn Way.
  • Install a signal at the end of the OR 140 east bound off ramp at Washburn Way.
  • Stripe the crosswalks at the end of the off ramp at Washburn Way.
  • Install an automatic traffic recorder on eastbound OR 140 near the Washburn Way overpass.
  • Replace a signal pole at the intersection of OR 140 and OR 39 (Merrill-Lakeview Jct.).
Project Information Paper
 
Vicinity Map 

Need for the Project
Traffic volumes are continuing to increase on Washburn Way and the east bound off ramp from OR 140 at Washburn Way.  The increased traffic on Washburn Way reduces the number of available gaps for traffic turning from the off-ramp.  As queues get longer on the ramp, the likelihood of crashes from high speed traffic exiting OR 140 will increase.  And as drivers on the ramp are required to wait longer, they are more likely to select unacceptable gaps in traffic which can lead to more crashes.
 
A traffic signal pole at the intersection of OR 140 and OR 39 was damaged and does not meet current safety standards.

What is Planned
A traffic signal will be installed at the end of eastbound off ramp at Washburn Way. 
In addition to addressing safety concerns, it will eliminate capacity deficiencies that will make it easier for industrial land to be developed north of the interchange.  The damaged signal pole at the intersection of OR 140 and OR 39 will be replaced.

Traffic Control during Construction
Most of the work will be done off the roadway and there should be very little impact to traffic.

Project Milestones
 Design  2011 
 Bid Let  Spring 2012
 Construction  Summer 2012

Estimated Cost
$900,000

Contacts
Name
Title
Office Phone
Email Addresses
Mike Redd
Project Leader
541-883-5781
George.M.Redd@odot.state.or.us
Tom Feeley
Construction Project Mgr.
541-883-5780
Thomas.J.Feeley@odot.state.or.us
Butch Hansen
Area Manager
541-883-5665
Norman.C.Hansen@odot.state.or.us
Rex Holloway
Community Liaison Rep.
541-388-6178
Rex.A.Holloway@odot.state.or.us