The first attempt at improving Wickiup Junction near La Pine was a flop.
It was supposed to be the last highway crossing of railroad tracks in Central Oregon along 97, but sinking ramps exposed a flaw in the plans, and ODOT officially scrapped the project – which was already in progress – in 2017.
Three years later, ODOT is trying again, beginning with a virtual open house.
If you have ideas on how to improve the busy highway junction, you’re invited to give feedback at http://www.wickiuprefinementplan.com
The open house runs through July 3rd.