U.S. 199 improvements will bring delays

by | Jul 10, 2023 | Safety

July 7, 2023

For more information contact Gary Leaming at 541-774-6388

CAVE JUNCTION — Drivers on U.S. 199 Redwood Highway, west of Grants Pass, can expect delays of up to 20 minutes controlled by flaggers beginning next week for highway safety improvements.

Monday through Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and daytime, contractor Knife River Materials and subcontractors will begin improvements which range from the Applegate River south to the California border. This portion of the highway has a high fatality and serious injury rate when compared to other rural interstate highways.

Along with new pavement between Cave Junction and O’Brien and chip seal between O’Brien and the California border later this month and August, safety improvements include center line and shoulder rumble strips and enhanced guardrail reflectors.

Other features include:

  • Solar-powered speed feedback signs to slow traffic entering Kerby and Selma.
  • Advanced warning flashers with side road vehicle activation at Riverbanks Road (MP 7.09) and Deer Creek Road (MP 20.19).
  • Passive solar warning flashers will also be placed northbound at Rocky Dale Road and southbound at Round Prairie Road.

The $6.7 million improvements are split between Redwood Highway and Oregon 42, west of Roseburg.

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