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OR140 Warner Hwy Curves - Deep Creek (Phase 1) & US 395 Sailboat Ranch - NCL Lakeview-COMPLETED 2007
Project Location:
The OR 140: Warner Hwy Curves – Deep Creek (Phase 1) project is located on OR140 between mileposts 17.4 and 18.4 in Lake County. The US 395: Sailboat Ranch – NCL (north city limits) Lakeview preservation project is located on US395 between mileposts 127.75 and 143.00 in Lake County.

Purpose and Background of the project:
The OR 140: Warner Hwy Curves – Deep Creek (Phase 1) modernization project entails realigning and reconstructing the highway to eliminate substandard curves and installing safety features on the Warner Highway from approximately milepost (MP) 17.4 to MP 18.4.  The Warner Highway is an important transportation link for South Central Oregon and this project is the first phase of several modernizations to improve the accessibility and safety of the route.  The current Average Daily Traffic is 400 but is anticipated to grow to over 1500 in the next twenty years.  The current alignment traverses down a steep grade dropping nearly 300 feet in less than one mile in length.  As a result, the horizontal alignment has four substandard reversing curves that limit the mobility for trucks. Furthermore, this portion of the highway experiences snow drifting and frequent ice during the winter months due to the steepness and location of the project.  The new alignment crosses over Parsnip Creek at approximately MP18.2.  The creek is subject to flash floods.  The existing concrete slab structure was constructed in 1978 after the former timber structure was damaged from a flood event.  The bridge will be replaced with a concrete culvert.
The existing pavement on the US 395: Sailboat Ranch – NCL Lakeview preservation project is in poor condition and is exhibiting rutting, raveling, and flushing.  Selected areas are breaking up and are in need of deep base patching.  Currently, pavement patching exists throughout the length of the project.  The proposed project improvements to address the problems include constructing deep base stabilization in selected areas, overlay existing pavement, adjust and upgrade guardrail, and construct mailbox turnouts.

Plans for future communication about the project:
  • News releases will be issued to provide information about pubic meetings, project updates, and project schedule. 
  • The Region 4 ODOT website will provide monthly project updates.  The website address will be provided in the newsletters and news releases.

Information during Construction:
Road and lane closure dates, anticipated duration of construction and status reports will be posted on the website and in news releases. 

Key project milestones:
  • Let the project – June 2005.
  • Begin construction – July 2005
  • Complete US395 paving – October 2005
  • Complete OR140 paving – Spring 2006
Estimated Total Cost: $3,858,000

ODOT Key Contacts

Julianne Repman Public Affairs Officer (541) 388-6224 
Gary Farnsworth Area Manager (541) 388-6071 
Tom Feeley Construction Project Manager (541) 883-5665 
Stephanie Serpico Consultant Project Manager (541) 388-6309