WHITE CITY, Ore. – Just as winter weather is around the corner, Jackson County’s Road Department is wrapping up work on a pair of project to remove dangerous or nuisance corners on two busy roads.
This stretch of East Kirtland Road near the former 3-M plant in White City used to be a series of straight roads, stops signs and 90-degree corners. It’s now one long sweeping “s”-curve that keeps traffic flowing between White City and I-5.
Another project on Blackwell Road removed a series of hairpin corners that had become known as Deadman’s Curve over the last 80 years. Final paving was done last week and only striping and other small detail work remains to be completed on this half million dollar project. The White City project was about $1.1 million.