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Oregon 62 Rogue Valley Expressway

Project Completed

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


​​​​​This project improved safety and congestion.

Impacts

Traffic Impact

The Rogue Valley Expessway opened to traffic shortly after midnight, May 1, 2019

Construction Impacts

Project is complete and open to traffic, but for some final items/

Schedule

The expressway opened to traffic shortly after midnight, May 1, 2019.
Some work and adjustments will be done in the weeks ahead so drive carefully. 

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 and last phase of the project from Vilas Road north is nearing completion. It's exoected to open to traffic in spring 2019.

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
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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 30% 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.
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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

    5/26/2019 3:50 PM

    Project Number

    13994

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