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South Madras Concept Area Refinement Plan

Planning Phase

Region 4: Central Oregon (Madras, Jefferson)

​​The South Madras Concept Area Refinement Plan aims to address transportation safety, access, and connectivity issues for the city of Madras. ​

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Meetings and Events

​The City of Madras and the Oregon Department of Transportation are pleased to host  the third and final in-person open house for the South Madras Concept Area Refinement Plan. This plan addresses existing and future safety and operational challenges along U.S. 97/ U.S. 26 in south Madras as this area grows. The plan will identify improvements to make this route safer and more efficient for all users. This event will provide an opportunity for community members to learn more about the plan, provide valuable input and share ideas.

When: Thursday May 30, 2024 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Madras City Hall - 125 SW E St. Madras, Oregon.​




The South Madras Concept Area Refinement Plan aims to address transportation safety, access, and connectivity issues for the city of Madras.

The refinement plan goals include the following:

  • Increase safety and mobility for everyone who travels on U.S. 97.
  • Identify current and projected traffic conditions.
  • Identify future infrastructure investments.
  • Identify connections between the east and west sides of U.S. 97 for pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Work with the public and key stakeholders to ensure a range of voices are considered.


U.S. 97 |

​Madras, OR

Cost and Funding


What Problem Will This Improve?

A Refinement Plan for the segment of U.S. 97 between the southern City of Madras limits and the "Southern Y" was recommended in the 2018 update to the city of Madras Transportation System Plan (TSP). As the south Madras area continues to develop, access to areas east and west of the highway will compete with the high travel demand along the highway.

Additional Information

What's in a refinement plan?

Refinement plans help determine the look and function of a project area and provide guidance on how to implement a project.​

Contacts & Media

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Project Contact

Senior Transporation Planner
Don Morehouse

Last Updated

5/21/2024 2:20 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
Technical Memo 1 - Goals and Objectives FINAL.pdfTechnical Memo 1 - Goals and Objectives
Technical Memo 2 - Policy Review Final.pdfTechnical Memo 2 - Policy Review
Technical Memo 3 - Methodology Final.pdfTechnical Memo 3 - Methodology
Technical Memo 4 - Existing Conditions FINAL.pdfTechnical Memo 4 - Existing Conditions
Technical Memo 5 - Future Conditions FINAL.pdfTechnical Memo 5 - Future Conditions
Interchange 1- Plot.pdfInterchange Option 1 - Alternative
Interchange 2- Plot.pdfInterchange Option 2 - Alternative
Mainline Enhancement- Plot.pdfU.S. 97 Mainline Enchancement Alternative
Couplet Extension- Plot.pdfCouplet Extension Alternative
Technical Memo 6 - Concept Evaluation Final.pdfTechnical Memo 6 - Concept Evaluation Final