This project entails Installation of Road and Weather Information system (RWIS), speed sensors, travel time readers and changeable message signs at seven locations between the cities of Bend and La Pine to improve safety along the U.S. 97 corridor,
The equipment associated with this project will also be used to provide ODOT’s TripCheck system with additional traveler information that can be used by motorists and online users alike.
These improvements are consolidated into both the northbound and southbound direction of U.S. 97, and these will provide additional information about travel times and conditions.
This is the first section of a broader plan to extend the intelligent Road Weather Information System (RWIS) to Chemult and Spring Creek Hill.
Seven sites between the cities of Bend and La Pine at MPs 143.68, 145.98, 146.56, 149.63, 152.75, and 164.17.
Cost and Funding
The primary goal of this project is to improve safety throughout the U.S. 97 corridor by providing motorists with lighted, up-to-date information about weather conditions, travel times, crash alerts, and speed reductions. These signs will collect and transmit information to ODOT's TripCheck system.