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Rumble Strip Project

Construction Phase

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Various Cities)

​​​​​​Install rumble strips and/or improved striping and reflective pavement markers on segments of Region 2 highways.

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Traffic Impact

None at this time. The work left to be done is weather dependent and will resume in 2021

Construction Impacts

view our interactive map to see what projects are constructing Open House IconDuring construction, expect localized noise as the rumble strips are ground into the pavement by machinery. Access to highways will not be affected; however motorists should anticipate temporary lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic, creating short delays.

View our interactive map​ to learn about the other projects we are constructing. 

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



Status ChartSafety is one of our core values and this project is part of a joint effort with the Federal Highway Administration to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury, head-on and roadway departure crashes.    

Rumble strips are grooves in the pavement that create vibration and sound to alert motorists when they are leaving a lane. Rumble strips can reduce the number of roadway departure fatalities (by 20%) on the targeted highway segments, making them a successful, low-cost countermeasure.

Roadway departure crashes, where a vehicle crosses the centerline or median, runs-off-the-road (on the right or left), or hits a fixed object, account for 66% of all crash fatalities in Oregon.
Once installed, the rumble strips are not expected to generate sound levels loud enough to greatly disturb nearby residences. Studies have documented that rumble strips create about the same noise level 50 feet away as a garbage disposal, and a slightly higher noise level than a vacuum cleaner 100 feet away.
Construction 2020- 2021


N/A | ​Various locations throughout Region 2

Cost and Funding

$5.6 million

Contacts & Media


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Project Contacts

Resident Engineer
Steve Schultz

Public Information Officer
Angela Beers Seydel

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Last Updated

5/6/2021 10:23 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
CrashReductionAppendix-RumbleStrips.pdfDocument describing rumble strips, benefits, etc.
FAQ-RumbleStrips.pdfGeneral information about rumble strips, why we are installing them and other information to debunk common misconceptions.
FederalHighway_Proven-Safety-Rumble-Strips.pdfU.S. Department of Transportation report on safety counter measures.

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