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Hwy. 126 safety study underway

Area extends from Springfield to the Santiam

 

January 26, 2023 | View PDF

ODOT

A $123,000 state study is now underway to examine 66-miles of Hwy. 126E - from the edge of Springfield to the junction with U.S. 20.

The Oregon Dept. of Transportation (ODOT) is asking the public to share their safety concerns and experiences on the McKenzie Highway, - whether people drive, walk or bike.

Those experiences will be on the agenda for an ODOT open house scheduled for Saturday, February 4th, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at McKenzie Fire & Rescue's Leaburg Training Center at 42870 McKenzie Highway.

ODOT and Lane County officials said they are working on a safety study because of the number and severity of crashes along the route. Both a a technical advisory committee (TAC) and a stakeholder advisory committee (SAC) have been formed to provide input for the study. Some of their focus will be on better understanding the causes of crashes and identifying low cost, high benefit safety solutions that can possibly be funded and constructed within the next five years. ​

Members of the study groups include emergency responders, local residents, bike and pedestrian advocates, freight representatives and local partners from Lane County.

For more information, call Bill Johnston at 541-747-1354. People looking for access to a virtual connection can go to: tinyurl.com/5n9xx2ue.

 

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