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Oregon 62 - Shady Cove Improvements

Shady Cove prepares for community enhancement project
A $2.7 million community enhancement project that repaves Oregon 62 through Shady Cove will include a number of roadway safety improvements.
The project, which extends north from the Rogue River Bridge to Cleveland Street in Shady Cove, is scheduled to begin construction after the Labor Day weekend in 2017 and wrap up before Memorial Day weekend in 2018.
“The construction schedule was adjusted to accommodate Shady Cove’s summer tourism season,” said ODOT Project Information Specialist Gary Leaming. “Some utility relocation work will occur in the spring and summer but the bulk of the construction won’t start until after Labor Day.”
In addition to a new roadway surface, the project will build:
  • Curb, gutter and sidewalks on the river side of Oregon 62 from the Rogue River Bridge to the north side of Chase Bank;
  • Curb, gutter and sidewalks on the west side of Oregon 62 from Chaparral Drive north to Cleveland Street;
  • Marked crosswalks and rapid flashing beacons north of Rogue River Drive and between Chaparral Drive and Williams Lane;
  • Bike lanes, sidewalks, and a continuous, two-way, left-turn lane on Oregon 62; and
  • A right-turn lane from Rogue River Drive onto southbound Oregon 62.
To accommodate business owners on the southwest side, sidewalks were deleted from the project.
According to ODOT Project Leader Richard Randleman, Jackson County is contributing project funds for the right-turn lane from Rogue River Drive.
Project Planning
An initial scoping meeting and briefing to the Shady Cove Chamber of Commerce occurred in 2012. The project has since been in various stages of design with a constant eye toward keeping construction impacts to a minimum.
City leaders collaborated with ODOT to add community enhancements and feature that would appeal to the recreational motorists traveling to the upper Rogue River and Crater Lake.
“With the city leaders’ vision, the project team decided it made sense to seek funds specifically targeted for bicyclists and pedestrians,” said Leaming. “The community need is apparent to keep people, especially children walking to school, off the highway and shoulders.”


Oregon 62 Shady Cove Improvements set for 2017

Oregon 62 is a state highway and serves as Shady Cove’s ‘Main Street’. This project strives to find the right balance of providing for local businesses and highway users, while improving safety for travelers, bicyclists and pedestrians
Estimated total project cost
$2.7 million
 Construction Schedule
Initial utility relocations in winter 2016
Project Scope
In partnership with the City of Shady Cove, the project will slightly widen Highway 62 in the urban section of Shady Cove between Rogue River Drive and Cleveland Street. The project will construct a two-way, center turn lane and provide sidewalks, bike lanes and storm sewer.
In spring and summer of 2012 ODOT survey established right of way. In 2013, ODOT ‘s project team met individually with affected property owners on site, and were accompanied at various times by City of Shady Cove elected officials.
Due to ODOT staffing levels –both construction inspection and right of way - this project was moved to the 2017 construction season; however, initial utility relocates may begin in the winter of 2016.
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Project Fast Facts

Location OR 62/Rogue River Drive to Cleveland St.  
Overall budget - $2.7 million                        

Bid Let: November 2016


Project Timeline

After Labor Day 2017
Construction Bid  
(some early utility relocates may occur in late 2016)

Fall 2017-Spring 2018

For More Information
Gary Leaming
Project Information Specialist

Richard Randleman

Project Leader

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