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Category 4 - Highway Related Projects

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Photo: Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point


Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point

US 101 Douglas County, Oregon


Designer:Joe Pavia, Landscape Architect
Contractor:Umpqua River Navigation

Winchester Buy is the Oregon coast's first "Wayfinding Point" on US Highway 101. Here, the area west of the highway was opened up to provide a view of the ocean, a coastal lake and a historic lighthouse. Interpretive panels display valuable information about the scenic, cultural and community attractions within a 80km (50 mile) radius. These displays are developed in cooperation with local communities which depend upon the traveling public for their economic livelihood.

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