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I-5 Rogue Valley Corridor Plan
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The Plan will assess existing and future transportation conditions – along the Interstate 5 and Oregon Highway 99 corridors from exit 35 north of Central Point to exit 11 south of Ashland – to identify strategies and improvements that will enhance safety and capacity.
 
"The purpose is to discuss potential future projects and operations," said ODOT Planning Manager Mike Baker. "I-5 was originally designed to provide capacity for a 20-year period of projected travel demand. With a quarter of the nation’s exports and imports passing through the corridor annually, I-5 is the third most heavily traveled truck corridor in the United States."
 
The entire I-5 corridor is one of six interstate routes selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation for the ‘Corridors of the Future’ program aimed at developing innovative national and regional approaches to reduce congestion and improve the efficiency of freight delivery. Concepts include building new roads and adding lanes to existing roads, building truck-only lanes and bypasses, and integrating real-time traffic technology such as lane management that can match available capacity on roads to changing traffic demands.
 
According to Baker, the ultimate outcome of this Plan will be to initiate solutions that meet ODOT’s mission statement: Provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. 
 

Project Documents
Final I-5 Corridor Report
 
Concept Scoring Matrix
Open Houses
Technical Memorandum #1
Technical Memorandum #2
Technical Memorandum #3
Technical Memorandum #4

For More Information
 
 
Mike Baker
ODOT Planning Manager
Phone: (541) 957-3658
E-mail: michael.baker@odot.state.or.us