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I-5 Exit 61 Merlin Interchange improvements

Construction Cost:$1.6 million

newmap.jpg$1.6 million

Construction Schedule:
Spring-Summer 2015

The 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.pdfConstruction begins at Merlin I-5 interchange.pdf

I-5_Exit-61_Northbound_off Ramp-LOCAL_Merlin Detour map.pdfI-5_Exit-61_Northbound_off Ramp-LOCAL_Merlin Detour map.pdf


Project Timeline

• 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:

Gary Leaming
Public Information Specialist
Voice: (541) 774-6388

Ted Paselk
Construction Project Manager