Over the past several years, Interstate 5 traffic through Roseburg has experienced increased congestion and bottlenecks. The area has also seen a high rate of fatal and injury crashes, nearly double the statewide average.
To help improve safety, the speed limit through Roseburg (milepost 123-127) was decreased from 65 mph to 60 mph in 2017, but initial studies have shown little change in speed.
This planning project will study the corridor between Exit 119 and Exit 129 and look for low-cost options to improve safety and reduce congestion.
The study will consider a wide variety of topics, including: law enforcement, transit, environmental issues, partnering agencies, economic development, impacts to businesses, school transportation, emergency situations, and funding.
Interstate 5 (milepost 119-129): The project area extends north and south of Roseburg, from Exit 119 (Oregon 42 junction) to Exit 129 (Winchester), and all properties abutting the interstate travel lanes and interchange ramps.
Cost and Funding
This project involves State Planning and Research funds.
The current budget for the project is $439,221.00 (as of Nov. 21, 2019).
Kittleson & Associates
Public involvement process: The contract for this project requires several meetings and three public presentations. The kick-off meeting (minutes) for this project was held on June 19, 2018.
The consultant is required to meet at least three times with the Project Management Team. The PMT includes representatives of the city, county, ODOT, Oregon State Police, Umpqua Transit, Roseburg School District, emergency service providers, freight industry, interested citizens, transportation interest groups, community economic interests, natural resource agencies and business owners. The first Project Management Team (or Planning Advisory Committee) meeting was held on Sept. 12, 2018 (minutes
). The three other PMT meetings were held on Oct. 17 (minutes
) and Nov. 14, 2018 (minutes
), and on April 9, 2019 (minutes
The consultant will also conduct three presentations to public bodies.