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Highway 62 Corridor Project
News Release Aug 23rd, 04
 
TEAM MEETINGS KICK OFF HIGHWAY 62 CORRIDOR PROJECT
 
MEDFORD — The first monthly citizen team meetings for the proposed Highway 62 Corridor project will kick off Wednesday, August 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Winema Girl Scout office, 2001 N. Keene Way, in Medford.
 
The project’s Citizens Advisory Committee and Project Development Team meetings, which are open to the public, will examine design improvements for the Crater Lake Highway (Oregon Highway 62) corridor.
 
An Environmental Impact Statement, scheduled for completion in the summer 2006, encompasses the corridor from Poplar Drive in Medford east to White City and complements improvements currently under construction at the North Medford interchange.
 
Early in the development of the North Medford Interchange project, teams also looked at corridor improvements. In response to funding constraints, recent case law and changes to Federal Highway Administration policy, work on a corridor design was shelved. That work will now begin again.
 
The task of the Citizens Advisory Committee is to ensure that the interests, knowledge and recommendations of the local community are considered in project decisions. The CAC consists of community members with varied interests and backgrounds, including transit, neighborhoods and commuters.
 
The project’s PDT Team is made up of two citizen "at large" members, and includes representatives from the trucking industry, the City of Medford, Jackson County, and other state and federal representatives. The PDT meets Thursday, August 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Jackson County Parks Auditorium, 400 Antelope Road, in White City.
 

For more information:

GARY LEAMING
Public Information Specialist
Voice: (541) 774-6388
Gary.W.Leaming@odot.state.or.us

DEBBIE TIMMS
Project Leader
Voice: (541) 774-6393
Deborah.M.Timms@odot.state.or.us