I-5 exit 19/ Valley View
Drive and exit 14/ Greensprings
Ashland’s exit 14 signals operational
The new signals, including the first in southern Oregon
bike signal, are lit at Ashland
The signal turn on is the latest item completed at the
interchange, and cyclists and motorists should be aware of the new traffic
Bicyclists traveling east on Ashland Street toward
the I-5 bridge will have a dedicated bike lane and signal prior to the
southbound on ramp. When the bike signal is green, all turning vehicles will
have a red light and must stop. Conversely, when the bike signal is red,
vehicles may turn right or left onto the southbound I-5 ramp.
“This is a new signal for southern Oregon
and they’re used in Portland and Eugene,”
said ODOT District Manager Jerry Marmon. “But both bicyclists and drivers need
to be aware of the change, and each other. It’s not business as usual at the
Both the bike and vehicular traffic is measured by
a video detection system, which is part of the bridge improvements at Ashland
The improvements at exit 14 and 19 are part of the
OTIA III bridge program, which widened the existing bridge and added new sidewalks,
bike lanes, a center turn lane as well as signals at the interchange.
The bridge's new art deco design and landscaping was
established in partnership with the City of Ashland.
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