Oregon 234 – Gold Hill safety project begins

February 16, 2021

For more information, contact Gary Leaming, 541-621-3074

GOLD HILL – A new project begins next week that will improve safety at three locations in the Gold Hill area, including two high-crash intersections on Oregon 234 (Sams Valley Highway).

An electronic pre-warning system will be installed along with new stop and warning signs on Sams Valley Highway at the Antioch and Table Rock Road intersections.

The system will alert highway users to vehicles approaching the intersections from either of the side roads. Stop signs on the county roads will be larger and feature flashing red lights. Other signs will also see upgrades.

At the Interstate 5 Gold Hill interchange (Exit 40), three LED streetlights will be added along the northbound on-ramp. The guardrail at the end of the southbound off-ramp will be adjusted to provide better sight distance for motorists pulling into the intersection.

Most work on the $437,000 project will take place during daylight hours. Some night work may be needed at the Gold Hill interchange. Motorists should watch for intermittent lane closures with flaggers.

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