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Oregon 140: Bear Creek to 5th Street (White City)

Construction Phase

Region 3: Southwestern Oregon (Central Point, Medford, Jackson)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Improves the Oregon 140 roadway surface and Whetstone Creek Bridge; increases safety.


Traffic Impact

​Due to the high number of freight and aggregate trucks on this route, expect night time, single lane closures for the paving operations. 

Whetsone Creek Bridge improvements required a month of full weekend closures with detours. 

Construction Impacts

 Paving and bridge work are complete. 

Contractor is working on striping, rumble strips and shoulder sight posts.

Watch for construction crews and follow flagger instructions.

Meetings and Events

 Neighbors and corridor transportation users have been kept abreast of this improvement project. 


​Bid in April 2021 with construction beginning in July through fall 2021.



​Improves Oregon 140 (Lake of the Woods Highway) between the Bear Creek Bridge and 5th Street in White City. 


OR 140 |

​Oregon Highway 140 between the Bear Creek Bridge and 5th Avenue in White City. (MPs -6.7 to -1.96)

Cost and Funding

​~$9 million


​Knife Riv​er Materials of Central Point


Improves this critical state highway between I-5 and White City.

Improves the roadway surface on this former Jackson County Road by upgrading the pavement and associated striping and signs. ​Updates the 1953-era Whetstone Creek Bridge with new protective surface and updated bridge rails.

What Problem Will This Improve?

​The pavement and roadway striping on this section of highway is in poor condition, especially at during rain/fog at night.

Roadway striping and markers for visibility will be updated due to the poor visibility on the highway, especially at night and during rain/fog. Shoulder and center line rumble strips for safety will be installed.

Additional Information

PRoject Graphic OR 140 Bear Creek to 5th Ave..jpg

July 15, 2021 _ Latest Project News Release on Construction ​

ProjectPaper_OR140_BearCreekBridge to 5thAve_Jan2021.pdf

OR140_BearCreekBridge to 5thAve_White CIty_NOV2020 ODOT Moving Ahead publication.jpg

Contacts & Media

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Project Contacts

Public Information Officer
Gary Leaming

Transportation Project Manager
Justin Shoemaker

Last Updated

9/21/2021 10:41 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
OR140_BearCreekBridge to 5thAve_White CIty_NOV2020 ODOT Moving Ahead publication.jpgODOT Moving Ahead story on the OR140_Bear Creek to 5th Ave. project
ProjectPaper_OR140_BearCreekBridge to 5thAve_Jan2021.pdfProject paper for the OR 140: Bear Creek to 5th Ave. White City project.
ConceptGraphic_OR99 Coleman Creek May252021.jpgConcept graphid vor OR 99 Glenwood to Coleman Creek improvements

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