ODOT will implement measures to reduce intersection crashes and fatalities at the intersection of U.S. 97, OR 140 and OR 66 which ODOT has been identified as one of Oregon's 20 most dangerous 'Hot Spot' intersections.
The primary purpose of this design-only project is to reduce fatal and serious intersection crashes through a combination of improvements, including realigning OR 140 intersection at OR 66 in Klamath Falls from MP 58.86 to MP 58.79 and installing a new signal light at the intersection.
U.S. 97 at milepost 277.11
Cost and Funding
Design - $1.2 million
Construction - 4,617,977
Intersection upgrades have been shown to aid in drivers' awareness of the intersection traffic controls, thereby reducing fatalities and serious injuries.
This project qualified for federal funding, in part, because improving safety at high-crash intersections by reducing crashes and fatalities, is a priority in both state and federal highway safety plans.
What Problem Will This Improve?
The intersection of U.S. 97, OR 140 and OR 66 which ODOT has been identified as one of Oregon's 20 most dangerous 'Hot Spot' intersections. due to the high number of crashes and fatalities at this location over a five-year period ending in 2018.