The Highway 126: Fern Ridge Corridor Plan evaluated and identified a range of alternatives to enhance the safety and function of Highway 126 between the cities of Veneta and Eugene. The Oregon Department of Transportation involved the general public, highway users, local city and county representatives, state and federal regulatory agencies, and other interested stakeholders in developing this plan.
The County Board of Commissioners adopted the Highway 126 Fern Ridge Corridor Plan on February 12, 2013. Residents, elected officials, and staff from Veneta testified in full support of the plan. The plan was adopted by the Oregon Transportation Commission for final adoption in the spring of 2013. The plan includes both spot improvements for safety and function that can be enacted in the short-term as well as long-term improvements. The City of Veneta is currently seeking funding sources to move the project proposal forward for a multi-use path off the highway. To view the plan, please click here: Adopted Plan