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OR 47: Realignment (Carlton)

Design Phase

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Carlton, Yamhill County)

​​​​​​​​Realign OR 47 through Carlton t​o provide significant safety and road improvements for pedestrians, local businesses, trucking industry and the traveling public. 

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view enlarged project mapThe number of vehicles including large trucks on OR 47 in downtown Carlton has grown over the past 10 years. The existing alignment on Main Street has curbs and corners that make the area difficult for larger trucks to drive through. This causes the truck trailer tires to go onto the sidewalks and creates an unsafe environment for pedestrians.

As part of the early design process, we worked with the City of Carlton, local businesses and residents and found that rerouting OR 47 off of Main Street onto a new alignment using Monroe Street would better serve the community.​

The new route:

  • Reduces congestion and improves the flow of traffic through Carlton.

  • Makes it safer for ​pedestrians in downtown Carlton by removing the through traffic and adding ADA curb ramps.

  • Improves safety for bikes and pedestrians on the new alignment by adding sidewalks and bike lanes.

  • Makes it easier for large trucks to operate by improving the curb radiuses through Carlton. ​

Your Feedback​

frequently asked questionsWe really appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts, questions and ideas with us! Between our survey and other feedback, we received more than 300 comments and questions. 

We have read all of your feedback answered most of your questions in a new frequently asked questions document.

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After reading the FAQ, if you still have questions please let us know using our question and comment form​

Past Meetings and Events

online open house

​Online open house: Oct 17.- Nov. 15, 2022

Take a look at the archived online open house to see each intersection and how traffic could move through the area, ways speed could be controlled, parking, all with pedestrian and bike safety as a priority.​

Community meetings


Design through 2025.
Construction estimated to begin in 2026.


OR 47 | Carlton

Cost and Funding

We're not fully funded for construction. The total project cost estimate ranges from $16 million to $21 million.

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

Contacts & Media

Project Area Map

Project Contacts

Transportation Project Manager
Paul Welch

Public Information Officer
David House

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Last Updated

7/8/2024 10:53 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
18746-Frequently_asked_questions.pdfOR 47 Realignment in Carlton FAQ