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Morgan Lake Road Safety Improvements

Design Phase

Region 5: Eastern Oregon (La Grande, Union)

​​​​​​​​Improve safety by installing guardrail and widening roadway.


Meetings and Events

​We held an in-person open house on Monday, July 24, 2023, at the ODOT Region 5 office. ODOT staff provided a presentation and answered questions about the project.

We held an online open house June 13-30, 2023. The information presented in the open house remains available for review at the following link.​


Enlarged project map.Design 2021-2023.
Goes to bid September 2023.
Construction 2024.



​Morgan Lake Road serves residents and provides the only public access to Morgan Lake. This two-mile gravel road is very narrow and steep, with numerous curves. Road width varies from 18’ to 26’. Little to no guardrail – poor condition. Some curves make sight difficult.

This segment of roadway experienced three off-road crashes during a recent study period. These crashes included one fatality. Other crashes have occurred that involved single car slide offs during winter months that are not reported.
Widening the road will help keep vehicles on the roadway. A new guardrail will minimize the severity of a crash if it occurs.

The road is owned and maintained by Union County.


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​Morgan Lake Road | Mileposts 0.30 to 1.20.

Cost and Funding

​ $1.3 million.

Contacts & Media

Map of project location.

Project Contact

Region 5 Community Affairs Specialist
Vicki L Moles

Last Updated

11/17/2023 1:18 PM

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