Territorial Highway Corridor Plan
The Territorial Highway Corridor Plan (Plan) will address safety for all users of a particularly dangerous section of Territorial Highway. The Plan will focus on a 5.7 mile long section of the Highway that extends south from Gillespie Corners to Cottage Grove-Lorane Road. This section is narrow and windy, and in poor condition; is used by trucks, cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians; and is a key transportation link to rural communities and forest, farming, and winery businesses. The Plan will document the process of developing and selecting a preferred design alternative supported by the public. The Plan will also include preliminary designs for the preferred design alternative.
10/30/2013 - Open House Success
The first open house for the Territorial Highway Corridor Plan was held October 28, 2013, at the Vineyard Pavilion at the King Estate Winery. Thanks to the over 100 members of the public who attended and made the open house a success. Attendees learned about the project and shared their concerns and their vision for improving Territorial Highway. The information gathered will be used to develop design alternatives that will be presented at a second open house early next year. To view the open house exhibits and documents, click here. If you were unable to attend the open house and would like to provide your input, please complete a Comment Form. Please submit completed Comment Form to the staff contact provided on the bottom of the form.
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Lane County, in partnership with Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), will develop the Plan. The planning process involves several steps from describing existing conditions to developing and selecting a preferred design alternative. Public involvement in the planning process is critical to ensuring a successful outcome. There will be a variety of opportunities for the public to provide input and participate in the planning process. Following completion of the draft Plan, public hearings will be held before the Lane County Roads Advisory Committe (RAC) and the Lane County Board of Commissioners (Board).
The planning process is supported by a Transportation, Community, and System Preservation Program grant. Lane County's successful grant application was supported by numerous stakeholders, including community members, emergency service providers, members of the bicycling community, and logging and trucking industries. Private donors contributed $100,000 in local matching funds to support the planning process.
Participating in the Planning Process
The public involvement process will inform and obtain input from the public at key project milestones. Public involvement actions and activities will include a stakeholder advisory committee, public open houses, and public hearings before the RAC and Board. This project website will be regularly updated throughout the planning process. To view the public open house schedule, exhibits and documents, click here. To be added to our interested parties email list to receive notice of important events, provide your name and email address to Sarah Wilkinson.
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