ODOT, Crook County and the City of Prineville partnered to address safety concerns at the intersection of OR 126 and Tom McCall Road by constructing a roundabout.
OR 126 and Tom McCall Road intersection
Cost and Funding
The construction budget was $3.7 million, total budget $4.5 million, with a combination of State and local funding, as included in the 2015-2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.
Alex Hodge Construction Inc.
This project, as outlined in a 2012 Multimodal Transportation Program Project Application submitted by Crook County and the City of Prineville and now included in the 2015-1018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, involved designing and constructing a single lane roundabout at the intersection.
The roundabout reduced conflicts among vehicles while improving traffic flow for all users, including freight. It also improved access to and from the Prineville industrial area.
What Problem Will This
The intersection of OR 126 and Tom McCall Road was stop-sign controlled on the side roads where there can be long delays for motorists leaving the industrial areas or for vehicles wanting to turn left onto or off of the highway.
These issues, particularly occurring during peak travel times, caused a safety problem for all users. This project reduced the number and severity of crashes at this intersection