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Oregon 140 Roundabout at Foothill Rd./Atlantic Ave. (White City)

Construction Phase

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

​​​​​​​​​​Builds a safety roundabout at a new Oregon 140 Foothill Road/Atlantic Avenue connection in fall 2020.​​


Traffic Impact

  • The roundabout is open!  The Kershaw Road highway crossing is closed.
  • ​Be prepared: Watch the video (right) on how to drive a roundabout​.

  • This modification will close the Kershaw crossing of the highway, the site of many of the serious and fatal crashes. The changes will still allow left-ins from the highway and right-in, right-outs.

Construction Impacts

  • The roundabout opened Wednesday morning, October 14, 2020.
  • Our contractor will be cleaning up, seeding grass and making minor modifications through the end of the month.
  • Contractor will be working nights through October 15 modifying the nearby Kershaw Road intersection.

Meetings and Events

​​A drop-in project open house was held June 4 at the White City Library. 
May 29 News Release: 


Construction begins Monday, May 4 through end of October, 2020



​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.


OR 140 | ​Oregon 140, 1.6 miles east of White City

Cost and Funding

​$3.75 million to plan and build. 


​JR​T Construction of Oakland, OR


Safety, 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 Improve?

​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.

Additional Information

​Highway-style roundabouts are built to accommodate all traffic loads, including oversized loads.

Contacts & Media


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Project Contact

Public Information Officer
Gary Leaming

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Last Updated

10/15/2020 11:03 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
FINAL-Modified_Foothill Roundabout.pdfGraphic overview of the new OR140 Roundabout at Foothill Rd./Atlantic Ave.
Kershaw Rd final.pdfGraphic of the OR 140/Kershaw Road modification

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