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U.S. 97: Earl Street - Colfax Lane (Madras)

Design Phase

Region 4: Central Oregon (Madras, Jefferson)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Increase public safety and extend life of highway by repaving, constructing curb ramps, enhanced pedestrian crossings and streetscape within and near the city of Madras.​



Design: Fall 2021-Summer 2025

Bid: November 2025

Construction: Winter 2025/2026 - Fall 2027​



​This project will increase the safety of the traveling public and increase the longevity of transportation infrastructure along U.S. 97 and U.S. 26 within and near the city of Madras. Portions of the highway will be repaved, ADA curb ramps built, sidewalks completed, and signals upgraded with push buttons, illumination, vehicle detection equipment, network communications, striping, and streetscape with bulb outs.

Additional project components include upgrades and repairs to three bridges within the project area, installation of an enhanced activated bicycle and pedestrian crossing on US97 (4th Street)​.

The City of Madras will provide some assistance  and will coordinate plans for construction of sewer and water lines within the project area.


U.S. 97 |

​U.S. 97 from Chestnut Street, through Madras to Colfax Lane & U.S. 26 from Earl Street to junction with U.S. 97. 

Cost and Funding

$21.5 million​

Project f​unding includes ODOT, City of Madras and Economic Development of Administration (EDA).​

Contacts & Media

Project Contacts

Project Manager
Cari Charlton

Community Affairs Coordinator
Cody Franz

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Last Updated

10/2/2023 7:30 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
PU_K21653_Gfx_14.pdfStreet Cross Section Images
PU_K21653_Gfx_15.pdfU.S. 97: Earl Street - Colfax Lane Corridor Map
K21653 PiP.pdfProject Information Paper - English
K21653 PiP Spanish.pdfProject Information Paper - Spanish