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OR 126 Florence-Eugene Shoulder Widening Project

Construction Phase

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Walton, Lane)

We will add concrete barrier and/or guardrail and center line rumble strips to a steep portion of Cougar pass to improve safety. 

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Traffic Impact

​The passing lane is closed as crews clear trees and excavate the hillside. The lane will be closed through the end of August.​

Construction Impacts

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Open House IconConstruction is underway. The OR 126 westbound passing lane is closed, and will remain closed through the end of August while crews work on excavating the hillside. We will not be working on weekends. 

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



Segments of OR 126W have high concentrations of fatal and serious crashes that are above the statewide average for similar roadways. The purpose of the project is to focus on enhancements that will reduce crashes and crash rates in the Cougar Pass area.

We will:

  • Widen the highway at Cougar Pass between mileposts 36.1 and 36.6 to provide a margin of safety for travelers.

  • Install concrete barrier and/or guardrail on the south side of the highway.

  • Add centerline rumble strips.​​


Design: 2019 - 2021

Construction: 2021​


OR 126 | ​Between Noti and Walton, milepost 36.12 to 36.56

Cost and Funding

Design and Construction: $4,150,000 

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Project Contacts

Resident Engineer
Shane Prohaska

Public Information Officer
Angela Beers Seydel

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Last Updated

5/6/2021 10:11 PM

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