The 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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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.