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Benton County announces Alsea Safe Routes to School crossings project

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Benton County Public Works is pleased to announce funding has been secured with the support of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for the Alsea Safe Routes to School Crossings project and is asking for feedback from the community.

The Alsea Safe Routes to School Crossings project will focus on implementing intersection safety enhancements along Alsea Highway at Second Street and Third Street. Benton County Public Works is currently in the design phase of the project, with construction anticipated to commence in the Summer of 2024.

Key project details include:

  • Timeline: Construction scheduled for Summer 2024
  • Status: Design in progress
  • Funding Source: State Sidewalk Improvement Program (SWIP) and Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Pedestrian and Bicycle Program fund
  • Description: The project will entail drainage enhancements, installation of new ADA sidewalk curb ramps, curb extensions, and the installation of a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon crossing at Third Street. Additionally, Benton County Public Works is collaborating with ODOT to secure approval for striped crosswalks and permanent speed feedback signs upon entry into Alsea.

For further information and updates, to contact the project team, and share your feedback, please visit the project website at Public Works Projects – Benton County or call 541-766-6821. 

Benton County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring and employment practices. This document is available in alternative formats and languages upon request. Please call Cory Grogan at 541-745-4468 or email

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