Oregon 99 and 140 corridor plans up for public review

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The Oregon 99 corridor study examines current and future uses from Garfield Street, south of Medford to South Valley View Drive, north of Ashland.

The Oregon 140 corridor study examines current and future uses from Interstate 5 exit 35 to White City. A 2009 road exchange with Jackson County included portions of Blackwell and Kirtland Roads, Pacific Avenue, Avenue G, Agate Road and Leigh Way.

“The recommended improvements include highway capacity, intersection safety, the local road network and driveway consolidation along Oregon 140 from Central Point to east of White City,” said ODOT Planner Tom Guevara.

ODOT hosted three November open houses to share information with the public. The corridor plans are designed to improve safety and capacity on those roadways over the next 20 years.

“We are continuing to accept public comments on these corridor plans until the first of the year,” Guevara said. “The goal is to complete the draft and final plans next year.”

More project information is available online on the ODOT southwest Oregon region website: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION3/index.shtml.

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