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U.S. 20 Philomath Downtown Safety and Streetscape Project

Construction Phase

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Benton)

​​​​​​​​​We'll resurface the road and address some accessibility issues on U.S. 20 through downtown Philomath.

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Traffic Impact

Expect lane and shoulder closures as needed.

Construction Impacts

You can expect:

  • There will be construction noise, dust and debris.

  • Businesses will remain open during construction.

  • Pedestrians will have access through or around the work zone. The alternate routes will be marked.

  • There will be shoulder and lane closures. Lane closures are allowed Monday through Thursday during the day.

  • Most work will be done during the daytime hours. 

  • We plan to start on the west end of Main Street and work our way east. Work will alternate across both lanes, one at a time.

  • There will be no on-street parking in the areas under construction. Residents will get notice in advance to move vehicles.

We anticipate construction to complete in 2024.

Construction Activities

We are working on the drainage system. We expect work to be on Main Street between 7th Street and 10th Street.

Pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will have access through or around the work zone. 



​The roadway through Philomath is in poor condition and the sidewalks do not meet current ADA standards. 

​To address these issues we will repave the road and improve the downtown for pedestrians and bicyclists by:

  • Fully reconstruct most travel lanes on Main and Applegate within the project area between 14th and 7th Streets. This will involve digging up and rebuilding the foundation of the road. We will repave the surface of the road on the portions not being rebuilt.

  • Regrade the new pavement and the slope of the road to improve drainage.

  • Repave some of the parking areas on Applegate Street and portions of parking on Main Street where full depth reconstruction is not occurring.

  • Curb ramps will be upgraded to comply with ADA standards.

  • Curb extensions will be added on the north and south sides of Main Street and on the north side of Applegate Street within the project area. This will increase pedestrian visibility and saftey by shortening the distance to cross the street.

  • Install enhanced pedestrian crossings with rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB) on Applegate Street at 14th Street and on Main Street at 7th Street.  

  • Buffers will be added between vehicle and bicycle lanes to improve bicycle safety. Striped buffers will be two feet wide on Main Street and four feet on Applegate Street. 

  • A two way cycle track will be added on the south side of Applegate between 13th and 15th Streets to provide westbound bicycle access between the Applegate neighborhood and the downtown area and to provide connectivity for the “Corvallis to the Coast” bike route.  

  • Mountable concrete curb separators will be added in the four foot buffer along the cycle track to further protect bicyclists.

  • Install additional features such as landscaping, trash cans and benches.

  • Replace traffic signals at important intersections.

  • Facilities to better manage stormwater runoff.​


Design: 2022

Construction: 2023 - 2024​


U.S. 20 |

​Milepost 49.8 - 50.8

Cost and Funding

​Design & Construction: $18 million

Contacts & Media

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Project Contacts

Assistant Resident Engineer
Markus Schaaf

Public Information Officer
Angela Beers Seydel

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Last Updated

1/30/2023 9:52 AM

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