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Oregon 62 Expressway project (also known as Oregon 62: I-5 to Dutton Road project)

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Oregon 62 Expressway Update
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March 20 Update
In case you hadn’t noticed, work is beginning to pick up again on the Oregon 62 Expressway.
Rain bogged down prime contractor Knife River Materials during the winter months, but activity is ramping up on the construction grade.
“The constant wet, muddy conditions affected our work schedule, especially on the south side of Oregon 62, where we’re trying to get rock in for the third lane of traffic along with curb, gutter and sidewalks,” said Knife River Project Manager Tyler Douglas.
On the south end of the project, curb is poured and driveways are starting to take shape. Knife River hopes to have curb, gutter and sidewalk poured by later this spring. Eastbound traffic will be shifted to the south so work can continue on the directional interchange (north) side of the highway.
Phase II underway
KRM is also the contractor on the second phase of the project from Vilas Road north to the end of the expressway near Agate and Corey Roads.  Watch for a new overpass to begin taking shape where the expressway crosses Vilas Road.
At the end of the expressway, Agate Road’s access to Oregon 62 is now closed so construction can begin. Watch for realignment of Crater Lake Avenue near Corey Road this spring and summer.  The avenue’s access to the highway will be changed to Fowler Lane and the Corey Road access will be closed. This is to reduce traffic conflicts due to Corey Road’s close proximity to the end of the expressway.
Crater Lake Avenue will be extended north to East Gregory Road.
The $120 million, multi-phase project will increase capacity and improve safety along the Crater Lake Highway (Oregon 62) corridor, a critical business connection for commercial freight, tourism and commuters from Medford to points east.

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 Executive Summary of the Environmental Impact Statement


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 Latest Project Paper- May 2016

From the Final Environmental Impact Statement

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