Marion County Courthouse.(Caleb Wolf/Special to Salem Reporter)
The Marion County Board of Commissioners will on Wednesday consider creating a safety corridor on a stretch of road near Newberg that has seen a series of deaths in recent years.
The meeting starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday and can be viewed on YouTube.
The corridor would be on McKay, Yergen and Ehlen roads.
Those roads were chosen because of history of crashes from the stretch of Newberg to Interstate 5, meeting documents state.
At last year’s State of the County address, former commissioner Sam Brentano said the county wanted to reduce the speed to 45 mph on that stretch of road so the area’s residents would opt to take Highway 99 instead.
The designation would create signage along those roads and allow traffic fines to be doubled, according to meeting documents.