Owner: Oregon Department of Transportation
Contract Price: $16 Million
Project Length: 3.8 miles
Functional Class: Arterial
Greenroads Score: 46 Points
The US 97: Lava Butte - S. Century Drive Section Project involves increasing the capacity of the existing two- and three-lane highway to four lanes (two lanes in each direction separated by a forested median), reconstructing the Cottonwood Road interchange, and constructing an alternative access to Lava Lands Visitor Center. The project was needed because the existing lane configuration of US 97 did not provide for adequate capacity for existing and forecast travel demand, nor were there safe ways to access and exit the highway at several key locations in the project area.
This Pilot Project was done as part of University of Washington research for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
More information about the project can be found at the Oregon Department of Transportation's website.