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Project Details

Oregon 62 Expressway

Construction Phase

Region 3: Southwestern Oregon (Eagle Point, Medford, Jackson)


This project improves safety and congestion for all transportation modes by constructing an expressway for the nearly 50% of through traffic traveling between I-5 and Medford toward White City and beyond. 

Impacts

Traffic Impact

Work affecting active travel lanes is performed at night.

Knife River Materials and its subcontractors are required to keep two lanes of Oregon 62 open in each direction from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

“Our schedule is designed to reduce traffic impacts because the daily volumes on Oregon 62 are so high,” said ODOT Project Manager Fletcher. This is critical during construction of a new (third) travel lane for eastbound motorists on Crater Lake Highway.

The Oregon 62 access out of the Delta Center near Starbucks is temporarily closed so work can begin on the new westbound travel lanes, which will be incorporated into the new directional interchange.
 

Schedule

  • Phase 1 bid February 2016. Knife River begins construction in May 2016.
  • Phase 2 bid December 2016, with construction beginning in 2017.
  • Improvements are expected to be finished by early 2019.
  • Details

    About

    This project, formally known as the Oregon 62: I-5 to Dutton Road project, has two funded phases - the first began construction in spring 2016 from near Poplar Drive to south of Vilas Road.
    The second phase continues over Vilas Road and ends at Corey Road.

    The Environmental Impact Statement examined the entire corridor from I-5 to north of White City. 
    The Final EIS and Record of Decision were released in May 2013. 

    Shortly after, property owners along Coker Butte Rd. petitioned to have the overcrossing moved from Commerce Drive. The overpass was moved to Coker Butte with some donation of right of way from land owners.

    OR62 Corridor Phase 1.pdfOR62 Corridor Phase 1.pdf
    Oregon62 Phase 2.pdfOregon62 Phase 2.pdf
    OR62Corridor_UNIT2paperMay2016FINAL.pdfOR62Corridor_UNIT2paperMay2016FINAL.pdf

    Location

    OR 62 | ​Medford, Eagle Point, White City

    Cost and Funding

    The 2009 Oregon Legislature approved the Jobs and Transportation Act providing $100 million of the approximate $120 million for the first two phases. Entire corridor project cost is estimated at
    more than $400 million.

    Contractor

    ​Knife River Materials of Central Point

    What Problem Will This Improve?

    Increasing traffic in the corridor is causing safety and congestion problems. Through traffic - about 45% of all traffic - is hindered, especially in the commercial/business area. Several intersections have above average crash rates.

    Additional Information

    Key Features - Jobs and Transportation Act phases
  • Phase I: Construction of a four lane expressway with a directional interchange at the south end, and an overpass at Coker Butte Road.
  • Phase II: Expressway continues north over Vilas Road (no ramps),  follows the old Medco Haul Road and ends at a signal near Corey Rd., south of White City.
  • Crater Lake Avenue is extended north of Corey Road with a new outlet to Crater Lake Highway constructed at Fowler Lane.
  • Maps & Media

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    Project Contact

    Public Information Officer
    Gary Leaming
    Email
    Gary.W.Leaming@odot.state.or.us
    Phone
    541-774-6388

    Last Updated

    7/26/2017 1:07 PM

    Project Number

    13994

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