Cave Junction Sees Solutions in Lane Conversion Design
Cave Junction is developing a lane conversion project on U.S. 199 that will be added to an ODOT paving project scheduled for 2015. The lane conversion calls for converting the number of through traffic lanes from four to three, including a two-way, left turn lane. The design adds bicycle lanes on both sides of the Redwood Highway and improves pedestrian access along a half-mile section in the city limits. The genesis of the lane conversion design came about during Cave Junction’s transportation system plan update (TSP). Cave Junction began its TSP update after receiving a Transportation & Growth Management (TGM) planning grant from ODOT. “TGM grants provide money to help local governments plan for their future transportation needs,” said ODOT Planner John McDonald. “The TSP is even more beneficial September 5, 2014
change “toThisourproposed main street, and our community face to passersby, has seen good response from the public.
— Cave Junction Mayor Carl Jacobson
when there is a project scheduled for construction within the next few years. Cave Junction is working with ODOT to make that project better for everyone.” Cave Junction’s TSP update identified several issues of concern to local citizens and businesses, primarily traffic speed and safety, and motorists who pass within the city limits. According to Cave Junction City Recorder Ryan Nolan, the biggest issues the city addressed involved traffic and pedestrian safety. odotmovingahead.com
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