August 26 open house shares update on I-5 interchanges
The public is welcome to attend an Interchance Area Management Plan (IAMP) open house for the Interstate 5 Exits 124 and 125.
The IAMP is in its second year of a two-year study to provide specific transportation improvement projects for future consideration.
The open house is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel,
375 W. Harvard Ave.
(See links below to open house flier, news release and meeting agenda)
EXIT 124 AND EXIT 125
IAMP VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
Click here to access the virtual open house, interactive map and comment form
Interstate 5 Exits 124-125 (Roseburg) IAMP (Interchange Area Management Plan)
Exit 124 North
Interstate 5 (I-5) Exits 124 and 125 are two of four interchanges that serve the City of Roseburg. Exit 124 connects I-5 to the West Harvard Avenue and Oregon 138 corridors. Combined, these corridors serve a number of major land uses in Roseburg including Roseburg High School, Downtown Roseburg, and the majority of residential and commercial uses located south of the South Umpqua River.
Exit 125 North
Exit 125 connects I-5 to Northwest Garden Valley Boulevard. It’s a major east-west corridor in Roseburg and provides access to a significant number of retail and professional businesses located near the interchange.
While two separate interchanges, they are functionally linked together. Due to geographical limitations, there is limited north-south connectivity between the West Harvard Avenue/OR 138 and Northwest Garden Valley Boulevard corridors. As a result, I-5 is a heavily utilized route for local trips within Roseburg. This leads to congestion and longer delays at the Exit 124 and 125 ramp terminals. Further exasperating conditions, both interchanges have a number of geometric and access spacing issues.
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The Exit 124 and 125 IAMP is intended to be a strategic transportation plan that is designed to protect the long-term function of both interchange areas by preserving the capacity while providing safe and efficient operations between connecting roadways. The IAMP will identify land use management strategies, short-and long-term transportation improvements, access management goals, and strategies to fund identified improvements. The intent is a planning effort that results in policies, ordinances, and other provisions that will be adopted into the City of Roseburg Transportation System Plan (TSP) and Comprehensive Plan. The IAMP will also be adopted by the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) as an amendment to the Oregon Highway Plan (OHP).
Interchange 127 is an urban interchange that serves north Roseburg in Douglas County.
The interchange ramps connect with Edenbower Boulevard, which is one of four east-west local arterial routes that provide access over I-5. Edenbower Boulevard provides access to the Roseburg Regional Airport and Mercy Medical Center from I-5. It also connects to the community of Winchester to the north via Stephens Street (Old Highway 99), and provides access to residential and commercial developments.
The goals of this IAMP are to develop a plan for improvements for Interchange 127 that can be implemented over time to maximize the function of the existing interchange and address the long-term needs of Roseburg and other nearby Douglas County communities.
The latest -Sept. 2015:
The objectives of the IAMP are to:
- Protect the function of the interchange and Edenbower Road
- Develop concepts to improve safety and keep the interchange and connecting roads operating smoothly and efficiently.
- Forecast the future needs of the area, and identify potential improvements to mitigate possible problems.
- Incorporate bicycle and pedestrian elements, such as sidewalks, bike lanes, and pathways, as well as corresponding roadway crossings.
- Minimize the need and expense for making major improvement to the interchange through the planning horizon.
Exit 127 Under Construction 1995
Exit 127 Complete 1996
Draft Technical Memos
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