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Medford, Jackson County Foothill Road Improvement Project

Construction Phase

Region 3: Southwestern Oregon (Medford, Jackson)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Improves safety and modernizes nearly four miles Foothill Road in east Medford​ and Jackson County


Traffic Impact

​New Traffic Alert:
Foothill Road Closure - Hillcrest to McAndrews.jpg

Foothill Road Closure Map - Local Access Resize.jpgFoothill Road Improvements Resize_1.jpg

​Project information and current construction schedule (subject to change) is available at:

Sign up for project updates by emailing Jayda McClendon at:

Meantime, all project updates and news releases will be posted on this website. Thanks !!​

Construction Impacts

Latest Update Provided by the City of Medford on March 25, 2024:

Crews Prepping for Major McAndrews Road Closure:  Delays are expected this week on Foothill Road from McAndrews to Hillcrest, including the Hillcrest intersection as contractors prepare to pave the McAndrews Road ramps next week. 

On Thursday, April 4, Foothill Road from McAndrews Road to Hillcrest Road will be closed while contractors pave the on and off ramps on McAndrews Road. Both on and off ramps will be closed while this work is happening.

Detours will be available on Springbrook Road. 

Drivers can expect up to 20-minute delays in this area. Current lanes on Hillcrest Road will be shifted, and traffic control will be at the Hillcrest/N. Phoenix Road intersection.  

Full Closure:  Foothill Road from Cedar Links Drive to McAndrews Road
Foothill Road from Cedar Links Drive to McAndrews Road Westbound ramp will be closed until Summer 2024. This closure will allow contractors to rebuild and widen the road. 

Detours using Cedar Links Drive to Springbrook Road to East McAndrews Road will be available. Local access will be available from Cedar Links Drive. 

Normil Terrace residents can access their homes at all times by entering from Cedar Links Drive (see map). 

McAndrews Ramps to Hillcrest – Stage 2

Knife River continues work on Stage 2, with irrigation for landscaping being installed from McAndrews to Hillcrest.

An ADA ramp at Hillcrest and Foothill was added. 

Lone Pine Road to Cedar Links – Stage 3

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In Stage 3 the following work continued:

Wall “N" drilling of foundations continued just north of McAndrews overcrossing.  Utilities continued relocation of the overhead lines in conflict with Wall “M" drilling has begun. 

Wall “K" foundation was poured near the Lone Pine Substation.  Storm installation continued near the Lone Pine intersection.

The new 12" water was placed north from the Lone Pine Road intersection under the existing Lone Pine Substation conduits.  This effort was a collaboration between Pacific Power, Keyline Construction, Medford Water, and Knife River Materials.

Subgrade stabilization continued from Eucalyptus to Normil Terrace for embankment.

Thank you for your patience! 

Here is a slide deck of the expected full closures between now and mid-2024 (subject to change): 

Medford_JacksonCo Foothill Stages and full closures_FINAL.pdf

 Knife River Materials schedule (subject to change)  for the first two stages:  

  • ​May 31 - December 6: Stage 1 Phase 3: 
    • Foothill Rd. under McAndrews interchange – single lane Foothill traffic to build the other half of roadway.
  • Stage 2: Full closure to all traffic, Hillcrest to McAndrews:  July 31 to late fall, 2023.
    • Detours set. Expect single lane flagging and delays elsewhere in the project area. 
    • Jackson County Foothill Road Project: Between Delta Waters Road and Dry Creek Road, expect single lane traffic with up to 20 minute delays, M-F. Knife Rive Materials began this Jackson County project Jan. 30.
​Jackson County Foothill Road Project: 
Between Delta Waters Road and Dry Creek Road, expect single lane traffic with up to 20 minute delays, M-F.  ​Factor extra time and delays in your travel. Consider alternate routes other than Foothill Road.

Construction Activities

​​Major construction of this two lane road will affect traffic flow. Drivers should use alternate routes to get to their destinations, especially during full closures of the roadway.

Meetings and Events

​Various ​meetings have been held by both Medford and Jackson County. A mailing has been sent to Jackson County and City of Medford residents near the project area prior to construction of the respective sections.


​Construction expected between January 30, 2023 through 2026.



​Within Medford, this modernization and safety project widens two miles of Foothill Road between Hillcrest and Delta Waters Roads to an urban standard for safety and future capacity.

In most sections, the current two-lane roadway will be widened to five lanes, with a center turn lane, curb, gutter, sidewalk and bike lanes.

Constructs a 1,000 foot section of the new South Stage Road off North Phoenix Road.

The Jackson County portion is from Dry Creek Road south to Delta Waters Road. 

This safety project will construct two lane roadway with multi-use shoulders with center turn lanes at Dry Creek, Coker Butte and Devils Garden Roads.

The project will straighten and improve the existing hills and curves in the area near Dry Creek and Coker Butte Roads. 

ODOT is inspecting this project and handling contract administration in coordination with the City of Medford. 


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  • ​Jackson County: Dry Creek Road south to Delta Waters Road
  • Medford: Delta Waters Road south to Hillcrest Road.
    • 1000' of the new South Stage Road segement will also be constructed.  

Cost and Funding

Medford Section

(Hillcrest Rd. to Delta Waters Rd.)

Project Cost: ~$62.6 M

Includes a Federal BUILD Grant: $15.5M


Jackson County Section

(Delta Waters Rd. to Dry Creek Rd.) 

Project Construction Cost:  $11M


​Knife River Materials of Central Point on both the Jackson County and City of Medford portions of this project.


​Improves safety and modernizes a key regional Rogue Valley route on the east hills of Medford for current and future growth.

The corridor also upgrades the former two lane county road between Oregon 140 to the north and Interstate 5 at Phoenix to the south.

What Problem Will This Improve?

​Improves safety and upgrades a two lane country road with no shoulders to an urban standard to meet today and future needs. 

Additional Information

​​Any questions about the project, please contact Jayda McClendon at: or Mary Dillinger at​

News Release:

Foothill Road Closure- July 31_Late Fall 2023 graphic:FoothillRoadFullClosureJuly31ThruLateFall2023.jpg

Medford Foothill Road Project Begins_Feb17_final.pdf

Project design over aerial in four stages. ((Large files and may take some time to download, depending on internet speed):

Stage 1: McAndrews Road interchange area:

P1825 Overall w_Aerial-Stage I.pdf

Stage 2: Hillcrest to McAndrews Road:

P1825 Overall w_Aerial-Stage II.pdf

Stage 3: McAndrews north to Cedar Links:

P1825 Overall w_Aerial-Stage III.pdf

Stage 4: Cedar Links to Delta Waters Road:

P1825 Overall w_Aerial-Stage IV.pdf

Medford Foothill Road Project_final.pdf

JacksonCo Foothill Road Project_final.pdf

Foothill Road_McAndrews to Hillcrest_Typical Cross Section.pdf

JacksonCo_FoothillProject_ DryCreek2DeltaWatersRoadExhibit.pdf

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Contacts & Media


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Project Contacts

Communication Specialist - City of Medford
Jayda McClendon

Public Information Officer
Mary Elizabeth Dillinger

Last Updated

4/1/2024 10:51 AM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
Medford Foothill Road Project_final.pdfGraphic of the Medford Foothill Road Improvement Project
Medford DeltaWater sMcAndrews_AerialwithDesign_LargePDF_from City of Medfordt1.pdfA cross section design over aerial of the future Foothill Road improvement sin the City of Medford - large file.
FoothillRD_McAndrews to Hillcrest_Open House Cross Section.pdfA typical cross section graphic of the Foothill Road improvements between McAndrews and Hillcrest Roads
Foothill Road_McAndrews to Hillcrest_Typical Cross Section.pdfA graphic illustraton of a typical cross section of Foothill Road between McAndrews Road and Hillcrest Road in the City of Medford.
JacksonCo_FoothillProject_ DryCreek2DeltaWatersRoadExhibit.pdfIllustration of the roadway cross seciton of Foothill Road between Delta Waters Road and Dry Creek Road in Jackson County.