Online open house scheduled for OR 18/OR 22 interchange project

Public can go online now to provide comments

SALEM— The Oregon Department of Transportation is currently holding an online open house for the OR 18 (Salmon River Highway) /OR 22 (Three Rivers Highway) interchange project that will improve safety and reduce congestion near Spirit Mountain Casino and Fort Hill.

This project will benefit the local community, people traveling to work or school, freight trucks and local delivery drivers, tourists and all other road users.

The virtual event is being hosted at online open house to share more information about the project and collect comments on the three design concepts.

Online Open House: Visit now through June 11, to view our progress and share your thoughts on the potential solutions identified to improve safety and reduce congestion in the project area.

Link: https://odotopenhouse.org/or-18-and-22-road-improvement

Virtual Event: On May 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., we’ll be holding a virtual event where you can ask questions about the project and the potential solutions. Register today!

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItdO-trTMqHNCuSsH6BtKDOoSg0A-Y6nwT

Links are also on the project webpage; visit oregon.gov/ODOT/ Projects and type 18854 into the search field. (Link: https://www.oregon.gov/odot/projects/pages/project-details.aspx?project=18854)

For ADA Title II or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services or for additional information call TTY (800) 735-2900 or use the statewide Oregon Relay Service: 7-1-1.

This project and a proposed interchange at the OR 18/OR 22 Valley Junction were identified in the 2004 H.B. Van Duzer Forest Corridor to Steel Bridge Road Environmental Assessment (EA) and corridor refinement plan. This effort was initiated to address both safety and congestion concerns on OR 18 between the eastern portion of the Van Duzer Corridor and Steel Bridge Road east of Wallace Bridge.

This current planning and design process aims to:

  • Improve safety on OR 18 and OR 22.
  • Improve mobility along OR 18 and OR 22.
  • Support the community and economic development in the area.
  • Recommend improvements to keep this route usable in emergency situations.​

Contact Brennan Burbank

Resident Engineer – Consultant Projects

brennan.burbank@odot.state.or.us | 503-986-6922

Visit the project website at oregon.gov/ODOT/ Projects and type 18854 into the search field.

Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around the work zones.