The Western Federal Lands Division of the Federal Highway Administration, in coordination and cooperation with the Oregon Department of Transportation and Klamath County, has contracted with Rocky Mountain Construction, L.L.C. to widen the pre-existing roadway prism of OR-140 West, outside of Klamath Falls, Oregon between mile post 56.92 to 58.75.

The multi-year, multi-phase project includes construction of new road embankments and clearing and grubbing along the 2-mile stretch of OR-140 that runs along the western edge of Wocus Bay in Klamath Lake.  The Project involves new embankment construction that will allow for the expansion of the existing travel lanes from 11 feet to 12 feet, widen the road shoulder to 6 feet, realign the roadway, installation of guardrails, rumble strips, providing additional parking facilities along the lake, providing space for an information kiosk, and the construction of upgraded or enhanced stormwater runoff treatment features.

Rocky Mountain Construction, L.L.C. has commenced performance of the project, with a scheduled project completion in the fall of 2025 (weather conditions permitting).

Beginning July 5, 2023, the work zone will be reduced to 1 lane 2-way traffic, alternating east and west bound traffic utilizing flaggers, pilot cars, and traffic signals.  Our scheduled work hours are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  You can expect normal traffic delays of 20 minutes or less from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  At the end of each work day, the road will be opened back up to normal 2 lane-2-way traffic.

Please remember to slow down in work zones!  If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, call us at 541-882-8377 or email us at: