Territorial Highway Corridor Plan 
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4/03/2014 - Project Update

The project team has been developing two design alternatives based on the public input received at our first open house in October of 2013. Both alternatives will result in a 34-foot wide road; travel lanes will be widened, shoulders will be added, horizontal and vertical curves will be realigned, and new bridges will raise the road and eliminate repeat flood events.

Alternative “A” would widen the road and mostly maintain the existing road alignment. “Alternative “B” would also widen the road and maintain the existing road alignment and would re-build the road completely off of the landslide area (Stoney Point). To view the realignment options at Stoney Point, click here. The design alternatives will be presented at an open house scheduled for June of 2014. Details will follow on this website. To be added to our interested parties list, email Sarah Wilkinson.


The Department of Transportation recently announced funding available through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program. Only a few projects that apply will be awarded funds. Due to the challenge in obtaining construction dollars, the project team is preparing a grant application for the design taking shape though the corridor planning process. A preliminary evaluation indicated the less expensive Alternative “A” has the greatest potential to be successful in the TIGER process.

The grant application will be submitted on April 25th, 2014, and the awards announced this fall. If successful, construction would begin in 2016. The project team is seeking support for the grant application. We invite you use this Sample Letter to voice your support. Please fill in the highlighted sections. You are also welcome to write your own letter of support. Please submit your letter of support by Wednesday, April 23rd. You can submit your letter by email to Sarah Wilkinson or by mail to:

Sarah Wilkinson
Lane County Public Works
3040 North Delta Highway
Eugene, OR 97408

1/13/2014 - Summary of Comments Received at First Open House Now Available
A summary of the Comment Form Responses received at the first open house is now available. If you were unable to attend the open house and would like to provide your input, please complete a Comment Form. Comments received will inform the development of design alternatives that will be presented at a second open house later this year.

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

10/04/2013 - First Open House to be held October 28, 2013
Lane County, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), invites you to help create a Corridor Plan for Territorial Highway.  Read More...

9/27/2013 - Save the Date! Upcoming Open House
The first open house is scheduled for October 28, 2013, at the Vineyard Pavilion, King Estate Winery. Read more...

8/10/2012 - Lane County Awarded Federal Grant
The Federal Highway Administration has awarded Lane County a Transportation, Community, and System Preservation grant to plan for much needed safety improvements on Territorial Highway.  Read More...

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