Expect slow moving traffic with resulting delays in the work zone. Northbound Exit 6 off-ramp is closed due to adjacent bridge construction. Interstate traffic will experience single-lane traffic separated by a concrete barrier.
The construction speed limit is 40 MPH.
Northbound Exit 6 traffic may use either Exit 1 to travel north on Old Siskiyou Highway (Oregon 273) to access Callahans or the Mt. Ashland Ski Road or travel to either Ashland Exit 11 or Exit 14 to return southbound to Exit 6.
ODOT is using Smart Work Zone real-time Bluetooth technology to record travel times through the work zone. Visit Tripcheck.com.
Expect single lane traffic in the southbound lanes from MP 6.5 to the summit at MP 4.5. The contractor is currently rebuilding the northbound Exit 6 bridge deck through the summer. Expected date of opening is mid-August.
The undercrossing on Old Siskiyou Highway is open under flagger control when the contractor is working. Otherwise, it is open to traffic.
Closures in place include the northbound off-ramp and for now, the northbound on-ramp.
Monitor changing work zone travel times at Tripcheck.com. (Look for the watch icon).
Meetings and Events
Due to the ongoing public health emergency, residents along Old Siskiyou Highway and the Mt. Ashland Ski Road have been mailed notices directly of the project impacts.
This year and next (2021), the contractor will be back on the interstate by mid-April, weather-permitting.