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Ashland Exit 14 and Exit 19 Bridge Construction
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I-5 exit 19/ Valley View Drive and exit 14/ Greensprings Highway Interchanges 
Ashland’s exit 14 signals operational

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The new signals, including the first in southern Oregon bike signal, are lit at Ashland exit 14.

The signal turn on is the latest item completed at the interchange, and cyclists and motorists should be aware of the new traffic control change.

Bicyclists traveling east on Ashland Street toward the I-5 bridge will have a dedicated bike lane and signal prior to the southbound on ramp. When the bike signal is green, all turning vehicles will have a red light and must stop. Conversely, when the bike signal is red, vehicles may turn right or left onto the southbound I-5 ramp.

“This is a new signal for southern Oregon and they’re used in Portland and Eugene,” said ODOT District Manager Jerry Marmon. “But both bicyclists and drivers need to be aware of the change, and each other. It’s not business as usual at the intersection.”

14-19-a.jpgBoth the bike and vehicular traffic is measured by a video detection system, which is part of the bridge improvements at Ashland exit 14.

The improvements at exit 14 and 19 are part of the OTIA III bridge program, which widened the existing bridge and added new sidewalks, bike lanes, a center turn lane as well as signals at the interchange. 

The bridge's new art deco design and landscaping was established in partnership with the City of Ashland. 



For more information please contact:

GARY LEAMING
ODOT Project Information Specialist
(541) 774-6388
Gary.W.Leaming@odot.state.or.us
DENNIS STEERS
ODOT Public Service Representative
541-774-6332
Dennis.Steers@odot.state.or.us