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OR 6 Wilson River Highway Corridor Study


Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Tillamook, Washington)

​​​This study will explore existing conditions and transportation issues in the OR 6 Wilson River Highway corridor.​

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Meetings and Events

online open house iconVisit the online open house now through Nov. 28

At the online open house you can learn more about why we're doing the study, share your experiences and learn how you can stay connected. 

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¡Queremos escuchar su opinión! Visite nuestra jornada de puertas abiertas​ hasta el dia 28 de noviembre para compartir su experiencia sobre la carretera OR 6. 

Sus comentarios sobre los problemas de seguridad y el comportamiento de los conductores nos ayudarán a buscar posibles soluciones en el marco del estudio.

Thank you for sharing your experiences at our tabling events

We appreciate those who were able to join us at the Tillamoook Safeway on Nov. 9 and at Jim's Market in Banks on Nov. 11. 

If you weren't able to make it, please share your experiences in our online open house​ now through Nov. 28.



view enlarged project mapThe Wilson River Highway, OR 6, is a 48 mile rural road that connects Banks and Tillamook. It's a popular route for tourists and an important commercial connection between the Oregon Coast and the Portland metro area.

In recent years, safety has become an increasing concern for the local communities and people who use this route. As freight and recreational use has increased, so has the crash frequency and fatalities. 

In response to these local concerns, the Oregon State Legislature passed House Bill 4053 to do a safety study. We'll present the findings of the study in fall 2023. 

To understand needs along the corridor, we'll:

  • ​Gather your feedback on existing problems.
  • Look at issues related to safety, freight, operations and road conditions. 

The final product will be a complete study of the highway. It'll include possible solutions and projects as well as estimated costs.​


The study is estimated to be finished and presented to the Oregon State Legislature in September 2023.

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OR 6 |

​Between milepost 1 and 49

Cost and Funding

The study is estimated to cost $371,539.
The study will identify issues and potential solutions. It won't result in specific project work until funding becomes available.​

Contacts & Media

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Project Contacts

Transportation Planner
Ken Shonkwiler

Public Information Officer
David House

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Last Updated

11/15/2022 9:42 AM

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