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
Initial utility relocations in winter 2016
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.
Sidewalks will be constructed on both sides of the highway: on the river side between Rogue River Drive to the Chase Bank; on the west side from Chaparral Drive to Cleveland Street.
To accommodate business owners on the southwest side, sidewalks were deleted from the project.
Jackson County is funding a right turn lane for Rogue River Drive, which will be included in this project.
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.