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U.S. 26: Meadow Lakes Drive - Combs Flat Road

Construction Phase

Region 4: Central Oregon (Prineville, Crook)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Downtown Prineville sidewalk and intersection improvement project

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Traffic Impact

Access from U.S. 26 (3rd Street) to Elm will remain closed through May for intersection works. The closure of Deer Street has been delayed until further notice.
Travelers will encounter daytime shoulder closures and lane shifts on U.S. 26 and Elm Street Monday to Friday for excavation, drainage, and sidewalk work. 


Project design: 2019-2023

Bid let: Fall 2023

Construction: January 2024 - December 2024



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U.S. 26 is a key east-west corridor between Oregon and Idaho through Oregon. Within the city of Prineville, the highway serves as the main corridor through the City's core business district.

 The Oregon Department of Transportation and City of Prineville are partnering on improvements in the U.S. 26/3rd Street corridor to replace aging infrastructure and improve safety and mobility. 

 These improvements will improve traffic flow and pedestrian use and safety while reducing maintenance costs. The project will also provide functional and aesthetic streetscape improvements on 3rd Street. The project extends from Meadow Lakes Drive on the west side of Prineville to Combs Flat Road/OR 380.

 Project elements include:

  • Traffic signal upgrades at the intersections of U.S. 26 and Deer Street, Main Street and Elm Street
  • Improved signal interconnect between Harwood Street and Combs Flat Road
  • Corner Streetscape improvements such as sidewalk enhancements, lighting and landscaping between Deer Street and Elm Street
  • ADA improvements between Harwood Street and Combs Flat Road
  • Storm water upgrades between Claypool Street and Main Street and new stormwater facility at Court Street and 5th Street, including upgrades to storm system on Claypool Street.
  • Enhanced pedestrian crossing at the intersection of U.S. 26 and Knowledge Street.  Pedestrian median refuge islands at US26/Maple Ave and U.S. 26/Garner Street.


U.S. 26 | Meadow Lakes Drive to Combs Flat Road on 3rd Street/U.S. 26

Cost and Funding

Approximately $10 million. ​This project includes $3 million in funding from HB 2017


​Cascade Civil​ Construction 

What Problem Will This Improve?

Existing signals through this section of highway are old, resulting in connectivity issues and requiring frequent maintenance. ADA curb ramps, where existing, do not meet current requirements, causing accessibility​ issues for some users. The new pedestrian median refuge islands will improve pedestrian safety when crossing 3rd Street/U.S. 26.  Additionally, storm water​ events often result in a flooding of adjacent city streets and properties

Contacts & Media

Project Contact

Project Manager
Aron Sturko

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Last Updated

4/22/2024 12:55 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
PU_K20268_ProIP_02.pdfU.S. 26: Meadow Lakes Dr. - Combs Flat Rd. Project Information Paper