Highway 126 West

Objective: Secure approval of a safety solution (for example, enforcing safe speeds) for Highway 126 between Veneta and Eugene that is more effective, cheaper and can happen sooner.


According to ODOT, the current NEPA study (Phase 2) will take about 18-24 months (March 2020- March 2022) to complete:

  • Field work began in April 2020 and is expected to be complete in September 2020.​
  • Public engagement began spring 2020 and will run through the spring 2021. 

This is a planning study, with no funding for design and construction. If funding can be found later, the design process will take about 18 months, and construction will take approximately two years. 

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Google Group

If you would like to get more engaged in efforts around Highway 126 West, ask to join BEST’s ad hoc Google Group.