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Curve Warning Signs

Design Phase

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Various)


​​​​​​​​The project will update curve warnings signs to current standards and add curve warning signs, as needed, based on crash history.

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Over 50% of Oregon's curve warning and curve speed signs do not meet current national standards. This is because of outdated technologies used in initial curve speed analysis, changes in driving habits, improvements in vehicle safety features and inconsistent curve speed advisory changes that have happened over the past several decades. 

To create a more uniform and reliable curve warning system across the United States, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has required that all curve signs meet the new standards.

Our Region 2 Curve Warnings Sign projects will update curve warning signs on various highways throughout the region. This will improve safety by having consistent curve advisory speed limits and installing signs that meet the national standards.

Because many curves have posted speed limits that are lower than the current standards for safe speeds, drivers often do not follow them. Instead drivers travel five, ten or more miles an hour over the posted curve speed limit.

​Schedule

Construction in 2021-2022.

When in construction, travelers can expect lane closures, flaggers and delays of up to 20 minutes where work is taking place.

Location

N/A | ​​This project is located on various highways throughout Region 2. 

Cost and Funding

​Estimated cost for all seven projects is $11.3 million​

Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around work zones.​

Benefits


Additional Information

​Projects across the region include:

Project #20222Project
​U.S. 101 Curve Warning Upgrades

Location:
U.S. 101 -  Milepost 0 to 167

County:
Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln

Construction Year: 2021

Funding:
ARTS Program.  $1,713,200



 
Project #20223Project Map
West Lane County Curve Warning Upgrades

Location:
OR 126 milepost 14.37 to 41.07
Territorial Highway (OR 200) milepost .6 to 42.08
OR 36 milepost 0 to 51.59

County:  Lane

Construction Year: 2021

Funding: 
ARTS Program, $1,004,400

 
Project #20189Project Map
North Curve Warning Upgrades

Location:
U.S. 30 milepost 18.37 to 99.34
U.S. 26 milepost 0 to 45.41

County:
Columbia, Clatsop, Washington

Construction Year: 2021

Funding:
ARTS Program, $1,809,509

 
Project #20193Project MAp
South Curve Warning Upgrades

Locations: 
OR 34 milepost 0 to 58.6,
OR 229 milepost 0 to 21.24

County: 
Lincoln and Benton

Construction Year:  2021

Funding:
ARTS Program, $1,589,400

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Project Contacts

Transportation Planner
Ken Shonkwiler
Email
Kenneth.d.Shonkwiler@odot.state.or.us
Phone
503-325-5281

Public Information Officer
Lou Torres
Email
louis.c.torres@odot.state.or.us
Phone
503-986-2880

Last Updated

12/22/2020 10:22 AM

Project Number

19696



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