Biggs Junction is a highway interchange located in a remote area of central Oregon. The junction is known for heavy traffic and narrow lanes frequented by big rigs and travelers unfamiliar with the area. Central Oregon is no stranger to harsh weather including strong winds, freezing temperatures in winter, and blazing heat in the summer, creating a dangerous area for drivers. In fact, the interchange ramps were so narrow that heavy trucks had difficulty staying in their lanes.
The remote nature of the junction meant that the closest Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) crew is three hours away should any concerns arise. ODOT traffic studies indicated that if no improvements were made to Biggs Junction, they would soon result in vehicle backups down the entire length of the off-ramps and onto I-84.