US 97: Crooked River Bridge - Redmond Unit 2 (12th St. Ext.)
|The Oregon Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to High Desert Aggregate & Paving to construct an extension of 12th Street. The project will extend 12th Street approximately one half mile to the north and pave its entire length. |
Tentative Construction Schedule
Week of July 18 - Surveying, clearing and grubbing
Week of July 25 - Install embankment for extension
Week of August 1 - Install culvert and place base rock
Week of August 8 - Pave entire length of 12th Street and install signs
Week of August 15 - Install new mailbox supports and clean up
October - Seeding; Project complete
This schedule is subject to change and dependent on weather conditions.
Project Information Paper
- Extend 12th Street north approximately 0.4 miles. The road will be paved its entire length.
- Close five existing driveways to US 97, directing residents to the extension of 12th Street. Two emergency services gates will be installed to access two of the properties.
|The project is located north of the intersection of US 97 and Lower Bridge Way. Twelfth Street connects to Lower Bridge Way just west of the intersection. The five driveways that are to be closed are located on the west side of US 97 between Wimp Way and Lower Bridge Way. |
|Why the project is needed, and what is planned|
|US 97 is a critical part of the state’s transportation system and is generally classified as an “Expressway” and carries a high volume of freight and tourist traffic between Washington and California. It is also an important highway for local commuter traffic. Keeping roads in good condition and providing for safe travel are critical parts of the mission for the Oregon Department of Transportation. |
On expressways and major freight corridors, like US 97, vehicles are generally traveling at high speeds. There are multiple accesses along the stretch of US 97 north of Terrebonne that often cause a mixture of conflicting fast and slow traffic, which is a safety issue for both travelers on US 97 and people entering or exiting the highway.
An earlier project, US 97: Crooked River Bridge to Redmond Reroute, addressed some of the access problems. This project will continue to eliminate conflict points by closing an additional five driveways on the west side of US 97 between Wimp Way and Lower Bridge Way. Once the project is completed, residents will access their property from 12th Street. Two of the existing driveways on US 97 will have gates installed to allow for emergency access.
|Right of Way Acquisition