The intersection of Bertelsen Road at Bailey Hill Road is a 3-leg intersection, with Bertelsen Road terminating at Bailey Hill Road. Analysis of data at this intersection showed a high number of vehicle turning movement crashes. Staff investigations and follow-up with citizen complaints identified speed as a major factor in these crashes. The intersection serves as a transition between higher-speed rural highway and dense urbanized area. Exacerbating the need for intersection redesign is the recent installation of a trailhead and parking lot for Wild Iris Ridge Park.
City Traffic Engineers have identified a roundabout as the preferred safety solution at the Bertelsen Road/Bailey Hill Road intersection. Roundabouts are a proven countermeasure to reduce vehicle speeds and severity of crashes at intersections. Additionally, this roundabout will serve as a gateway to the City of Eugene and help to slow vehicle speeds as they enter the urbanized area.
What will be Constructed
A roundabout will be installed in the intersection of Bertelsen Road at Bailey Hill Road. The design will also include enhanced pedestrian crossings of Bertelsen Road/Bailey Hill Road and overhead lighting at the intersection.
How is the Project Funded?
The City of Eugene received a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation to fund the project.
What is the Timeline
The roundabout is currently in design with construction anticipated to occur in 2023.
Who do I Contact for Additional Information?
Please contact Reed Dunbar, Senior Transportation Planner, with any comments or requests for additional information.