The City of Roseburg and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) are planning improvements to Diamond Lake Boulevard/OR 138E to provide safer and more convenient travel options along the corridor. With new housing and future growth planned along OR 138E, ODOT and the City are taking action now to design improvements so the corridor better serves all of Roseburg’s residents and visitors, including people walking, biking, rolling and driving.
The Plan’s Purpose and Benefits
We’re creating an actionable plan to better serve the people who live, visit and travel along the OR 138E corridor. The Plan will:
- Identify safety and mobility improvements for the 3.5-mile stretch of Diamond Lake Boulevard, including the highway, connecting routes and parallel roadways
- Create a blueprint for planning future growth consistent with safe and reliable travel options for the corridor’s residents
- Provide safe, comfortable, and accessible travel options for people who walk, bike, roll and drive along the corridor to downtown Roseburg and other areas
- Improve connections to popular destinations and paths, such as the Umpqua River Trail
The project area along Diamond Lake Boulevard/OR 138E stretches from SE Douglas Avenue east to Roseburg’s eastern urban growth boundary (UGB) near Sunshine Park.
Note: Diamond Lake Boulevard becomes North Umpqua Highway east of NE Patterson Street; both “Diamond Lake Boulevard” and “North Umpqua Highway” refer to OR 138E.
The Project kicked off in winter 2023 and will be finalized in summer 2024.
- Project Launch: Winter 2023
- Walking and Biking Tour: Summer 2023
- Online Open House #1 – Existing corridor conditions and future opportunities: Fall 2023
- Online Open House #2 – Options for corridor improvements: Winter 2024
- Plan Launch: Summer 2024
Your input is important and will help shape the plan to improve OR 138E. There are many ways to get involved.
Online Open Houses
Learn more and provide your input to the project team by visiting the Project’s two online open houses. The first online open house will focus on existing conditions and future opportunities, while the second will focus on options for improving the corridor. Sign-up below to receive notifications about these opportunities.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Learn more about the Project at upcoming events, including the walking and biking tour of the corridor this summer. Check back for more information and look for our project information booth at upcoming events.
Sign up to receive project updates and upcoming event notifications. You can also share your feedback using the comment form below (name and email address required for submission).
OR 138E Project Advisory Committee Information
The Project Advisory Committee (PAC) provides technical and policy guidance throughout the Plan’s development. The PAC includes community representatives with diverse perspectives on the mobility needs of Roseburg’s residents and visitors.
Associate Planner, Roseburg Community Development Department
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