U.S. 199 Corridor Plan open house set 

KERBY – The public is invited to the last open house on the U.S. 199 Corridor Plan, Tuesday, July 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, the former RCC Kerby Belt building, 24353 Redwood Highway. ODOT Planning staff and consultant Kittelson and Associates will present findings on corridor safety and possible future design treatments. An online open house will keep the record open until August 30 for additional public review and comment. The public can view the virtual open house at: https://bit.ly/3nYBUqX Serious injury and fatal crash locations on Redwood Highway are throughout the corridor and focus on three causes:  run off the road, head-on and rear-end crashes. The corridor plan will help outline possible roadway improvements. The plan can then act as an anchor, as funding comes available. Some of the recommended projects thus far include: Adding turn lanes at key intersections. Evaluating locations for potential center median barriers at curves. Increasing the visibility of the entry points of Selma, Kerby and Cave Junction. “There is no timeline for the suggested improvement. Some will be low cost and others can and will be done as a maintenance/operations project, and some can be done relatively quickly and inexpensively,” said ODOT Planner and Project Manager Thomas Guevara. The corridor plan and its community involvement committee are a continuation of an effort begun in 2019 when fatalities were on the rise.  The public can comment directly on the corridor plan by writing to: Thomas Guevara ODOT Senior Transportation Project Manager 3500 NW Stewart Parkway Roseburg, OR   97470 Thomas.Guevara@ODOT.Oregon.Gov