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OR 22: Rickreall Road to Doaks Ferry Road NW

Design Phase

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Polk)

​​​​​​​​​​​We'll study and recommend a design plan to improve safety at the OR 22 and OR 51 intersection and supporting access roads. 

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The purpose of this project is to improve safety and mobility from Rickreall Road to Doaks Ferry Road NW. It will address safety and crash history problems along this corridor.

We're currently designing: 

  • ​An interchange at the OR 22 and OR 51/Independence Highway intersection.
  • ​Two new access roads. Both roads will connect near the new OR 22 and OR 51 interchange. 
  • A separated multiuse path to improve conditions for people walking, biking and rolling. 

newsletter iconTake a look at what our graphic to see our current design for the future interchange and access roads. 

If you're not sure how you'd navigate through the new interchange? Take a look at our directional graphics

Your Feedback​

We appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts and questions with us through our online survey, open July through August, 2022!

frequently asked questions

We've read all of your responses and answered the most common questions in a new frequently asked questions document.

Project Information

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. 

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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.

Project tasks:

  • ​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.

project history iconProject history:

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.

your questions answered iconVirtual 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. 


OR 22 |

Between milepost 19.3 and 21.8

Cost and Funding

​Design: $11M

Construction phase not funded.

Pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will have access through or around the work zone. ​

Contacts & Media

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Project Contacts

Transportation Project Manager
Kumar Rethnasamy

Public Information Officer
David House

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Last Updated

2/28/2024 10:32 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
13188-Project_History.pdfProject History
13188-FAQ.pdfFrequently Asked Questions
13188-YourQuestionsAnswered.pdfYour questions answered from the November 2022 virtual event.
13188-OpenHouse_Summary.pdfNovember 2022 open house summary