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Oregon 62 - Shady Cove Improvements

Oregon 62 is a highway of national significance, as well as Shady Cove’s ‘Main Street’. The project will try 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
$2.7 million
Construction Schedule
Project Scope

In partnership with the City of Shady Cove, the project will widen Highway 62 in the urban section of Shady Cove between Rogue River Drive and Cleveland Street. The project will be designed to construct: a two-way, center turn lane between Rogue River Drive and Mallory Lane, and provide sidewalks, bike lanes and storm sewer.  Sidewalks will be constructed on both sides of the highway between Rogue River Drive and Williams Lane. Sidewalks will be built on only the west side between Williams Lane and Cleveland Street.
Jackson County is also funding a right turn lane for Rogue River Drive, which will be included in this project.

Last year, ODOT Survey determined where the right of way is on the project. Designers then fit the project to keep private property impacts to a minimum. On some of the more challenging areas, such as the south portion of the project, the team worked to find the balance between the highway users, city residents and businesses, as well as bicyclists and pedestrians.

This spring, ODOT’s team has met on site with individual business and property owners to fine tune the design. The City has been represented at the meetings too.

Click the link below for our recent ‘Moving Ahead with ODOT’ story on the Shady Cove project

ShadyCoveProjectJune2013MovingAhead.pdfShady Cove Project June 2013 Moving Ahead.pdf



Photo Gallery


New Back of Curb:
Orange cones mark the location of the new back of curb when the OR 62 Shady Cove project is complete. To protect parking, the plan is to construct sidewalks in this portion of the project adjacent to the existing businesses. The sidewalks will become a public easement administered by the City of Shady Cove.OR62ARogueRIverDrive.JPG

OR 62 at Rogue River Drive:
Vehicles such as the one to the left would use a newly constructed dedicated right turn lane to access southbound Oregon 62.


Consultation at the Fishin' Hole:
ODOT designer Brian Sheadel and engineer Ron Hughes measure the new back of curb for business owners Jack Jermain and Richard Andrest.


76 Station with markings:
Impacts on one side of the highway affect the other, the spray painted 'BSW' is the new Back of Sidewalk adjacent to the 76 station's fueling pad. Note how it matches up with the sidewalk in the background.

Project Fast Facts
Location – OR 62/Rogue River Drive & Cleveland St. 
Overall budget – $2.7 million    
Construction timeline – 2016 

Project Timeline
2011 - 2016
Survey right of way, utility relocates, design and purchase right of way
Winter 2015
Bid Let
Sprint-Summer 2016

For More Information
Gary Leaming
Project Information Specialist

Dick Leever

Project Leader