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
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
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
Shady Cove Project June 2013 Moving Ahead.pdf