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Interstate 5 from the border with California to just south of Ashland (MP 0 to 11.45)
Cost and Funding
Carter and Company of Salem
This project rehabilitates and rebuilds the concrete road surface, which is rutted and in poor condition. We've also added work to this contractor for new permanent message and variable speed limit signs for Siskiyou Summit.
What Problem Will This Improve?
The concrete pavement is in poor condition. Much of the roadway surface is damaged and rutted by chains and studded tires since it is in a snow zone.
This project improves the condition of the concrete pavement by using a one-half inch concrete grind to remove roadway ruts. This grinding method is similar to using rough sandpaper to profile a piece of wood.
Concrete roadway sections in poor condition will be rebuilt.
We're in year three of the project. Much of this year's visible work is constructing the new Exit 6 southbound bridge deck.
The project will repave asphalt shoulders and exit ramps and replaces guardrail within the project limits.
Affected bridges are:
- OR 273 bridge over I-5 MP 0.95 (Exit 1 overpass)
- I-5 Bridges at MP 4.63 (near Siskiyou Summit) over OR 273
- I-5 Bridges at Exit 6 (Old Siskiyou Hwy, Mt. Ashland, Callahan’s, Upper Shed Exit)
- I-5 Bridge over OR 99- MP 11.89 (Ashland Exit 11 NB directional exit)
Wondering about the delay? ODOT is using Smart Work Zone real-time Bluetooth technology to keep track of travel times through the work zone. Look for the stopwatch at either end of the work zone at Tripcheck.com.