Northbound off-ramp reopens after reconstruction
Late Friday morning (May 22), the new northbound off-ramp opened to traffic, as promised, in time for the Memorial Day and the summer holiday season. Exit 61 Merlin interchange area improvements will continue through the summer so motorists should expect short, intermittent construction-related delays and drive carefully through the work zone.
Workers install the temporary stop bar moments before the northbound off-ramp reopens to traffic after five days of reconstruction.
Click on link below to see a day-by-day progress of reconstructing the off-ramp
EXIT 61 NB OFF-RAMP - DAY BY DAY PROGRESS MAY 18-22 2015.pdf
Construction Schedule:Spring-Summer 2015The project will:• Add a second northbound lane at the end of the off ramp road.• This ramp work will mean a full ramp closure from May 18 until noon May 22, Mon. thru Friday, with local traffic directed to detour. • Add a new signal on Merlin Rd. at the end of the northbound off ramp as well as at Highland Drive. • Modify the existing signal at Merlin Rd. and Monument Drive.• Construct a westbound receiving lane on Merlin Road, and a right turn lane onto Monument Drive.
Project News Release & Graphic
Construction begins at Merlin I-5 interchange.pdf
I-5_Exit-61_Northbound_off Ramp-LOCAL_Merlin Detour map.pdf
• 2013 - 2014: Survey, Design, Purchase Right of Way
• February 2015: Bid Let
• April-October 2015: Construction
Project Fast Facts:
• Location: Interstate 5 Exit 61 Merlin Interchange • Overall budget: $3 million • Construction timeline: 2015 • Prime Contractor: JRT of Oakland, OR
For more information:
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Voice: (541) 774-6388