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U.S. 97 Intersection Safety Improvements
Crews will be performing daytime and nighttime lane closures on U.S. 97 for paving work and intersection safety improvements.
Fall 2021: Closure of SW Bear Drive (west) and SW Eureka Lane
May 25 2022: Closure of SW Bear Drive (east)
2022 - Spring 2023: Project design
Summer 2023: Construction at Dover Lane
In August 2021, after extensive public outreach, Jefferson County and ODOT decided to move forward with the closure of SW Bear Drive and Eureka Lane at U.S. 97. These intersections are being permanently closed due to a history of serious and fatal accidents at the intersection of U.S. 97 and Bear Dr. Eureka Ln. Poor visibility and the presence near the end of a passing lane where higher speeds exist creates additional safety concerns. A temporary concrete barrier is currently installed to prevent turning maneuvers on to or off of these roads from the highway.
The project will include the following improvements
Left turn lanes at SW Dover Lane to improve safety for drivers making left turns from U.S. 97.
Jefferson County south of city of Madras
For more information on transportation projects in this area, take a look at the Jefferson County Transportation System Plan.
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