This area has seen increasing traffic and a relatively high rate of crashes. Improving safety and access to OR 22 are important for your trip, whether you're a local headed to Monmouth and Independence on OR 51, a truck driver delivering goods, or a tourist headed to the coast.
Our goal of the planning and design process is to:
Improve safety at the OR 22 and OR 51 intersection.
Provide safe access for local residents and businesses along OR 22.
Support the community growth and economic development in the area.
Environmental research and onsite investigations.
Review and document right-of-way needs.
Develop plans and cost estimates.
Issues this project addresses:
With the help of the community, the project team has identified some of the issues this project plans to address.
Making a left turn at the OR 22 and OR 51 intersection is challenging due to heavy traffic and high vehicle speeds.
To avoid using the OR 22 and OR 51 intersection, some drivers have been taking South Oak Grove Road which increases safety concerns on local roads.
Drivers can find it challenging to safely enter or exit OR 22 from local roads or commercial properties due to the speed difference of vehicles.
For more information on the project, you can read about the project history.
Past Meetings and Events
Online Open House – Jun. 23 - Jul. 31, 2023
Thank you to everyone who participated in our online open house and learned about the changes to the interchanges, potential access roads and multiuse path options.
If you missed it, you can still view the archived online open house!
In-Person Open House – July 12, 2023
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Polk County Fairgrounds between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to learn more about our project.
Online Open House – Nov. 2-30, 2022
Thank you to everyone who left feedback in our online open house. It's important as we work to improve safety and look at how traffic moves through the two and a half mile stretch of OR 22 between Rickreall Road and Doaks Ferry Road.
If you missed it, you can still view the archived online open house to explore the four interchange options, learn about our next steps, ask questions and provide feedback to help us choose the best option.
Virtual Event – Nov. 16, 2022
Thank you for joining us at our virtual event where our team gave an overview of the project and answered your questions live!
If you weren't able to make it, you can watch a recording of the virtual event. Or you can read our Your Questions Answered document to see the answers to questions asked at the virtual event.
In 2024, we're working on refining the design for the NW loop layout and are starting the environmental approval process.
Between milepost 19.3 and 21.8
Cost and Funding
Construction phase not funded.
Pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will have access through or around the work zone.