Expect slow moving traffic 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.
Construction ImpactsInterstate 5:
Thru September 25 expect single lane interstate traffic in the southbound lanes from MP 6.5 to the summit at MP 4.5. The contractor is rebuilding the northbound Exit 6 bridge deck.
Beginning September 25 all lanes will reopen including the Exit 6 on-and off ramps.
I-5 Exit 6 northbound on-ramp opening:
Beginning September 4, the northbound on-ramp will open to traffic until Sept. 19, when it will be closed for a week. It will reopen again Sept. 25 as will all lanes in the immediate project area.
Monitor changing work zone travel times at Tripcheck.com. (Look for the watch icon)
Old Siskiyou Highway undercrossing: highway is open under flagger control when the contractor is working. Otherwise, it is open to traffic.
Interstate 5: Beginning August 6 watch for single lane traffic northbound near the old rest area (MP 10) for northbound concrete roadway repair.
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 to work on the southbound Exit 6 bridge deck and other interstate work.