Safety! Highway style roundabouts on high speed, rural intersections, provide better safety and mobility for at-grade intersections.
Traffic signals on these type of highways have proven to continue fatal and serious injury type of crashes.
This is similar to what's been built on other state highways at Sisters, Forest Grove and Prineville.
- Highway-style roundabouts have reversing curves which alert drivers of the changing highway environment and intersection ahead.
- High-speed, rural intersections are safety hazards. Traffic signals, the typical intersection tool, trades life-changing T-bone crashes for rear-end crashes.
- On average, 50% of all crashes at traffic signals in Oregon are injury or fatal crashes.
Oregon 140, 1.6 miles east of White City
Cost and Funding
$3.75 million to plan and build.
JRT Construction of Oakland, OR
BenefitsSafety, Safety, Safety!
Compared to traffic signals at high-speed rural intersections, highway-style roundabouts improve safety, eliminating nearly 100% of fatal and serious injury crashes.
What Problem Will This
We're constructing a safer intersection!
Building a highway-style roundabout at Oregon 140 and Foothill/Atlantic will be a safer highway connection.
The existing Kershaw Road intersection will be modified to right in, right out from the county road and and left in from the highway.
Highway-style roundabouts are built to accommodate all traffic loads, including oversized loads.