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“We are appreciative of the ways ODOT has worked with us to help slow traffic down.” ODOT worked with Cave Junction to identify potential improvements that would address local concerns. After examining traffic patterns, volumes and collisions, Cave Junction and ODOT determined a lane conversion would solve a lot of problems. “Changing this to a three-lane section with a center turn refuge will lower the crash rate,” said ODOT Traffic Engineer Dan Dorrell. “It will also make downtown Cave Junction more

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livable, and safer for cyclists and pedestrians.” On any given summer day, or any time of the year, there’s plenty of pedestrian traffic. The city led discussion with the public. City staff hosted open houses and shared the design concepts at public art walks and city council meetings. “The lane conversion design is a win for all,” said McDonald. “Businesses will have improved access and drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians will all reap the travel and safety benefits.”

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