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Interstate 5: Mountain Ave. Emergency Evacuation Ramp - Ashland

Project Completed

Region 3: Southwestern Oregon (Ashland, Jackson)


​​​​​​​​​​​​​This project will construct an emergency evacuation ramp at I-5 Mountain Ave. in Ashland.​


Impacts

Traffic Impact



Construction Impacts

​Construction is complete.

Schedule



Details

About

​This quick turnaround project would construct an emergency evacuation ramp directly from Mountain Ave. to southbound Interstate 5. 

​Locked gates will control access for an Ashland emergency.

Location

I-5 |

​Interstate 5, southbound at MP 17

Cost and Funding

​~$100,000 (estimated) using state funds

Contractor

​This will be constructed using both ODOT and City of Ashland crews. 

Benefits

​In case of fire or other disaster, allows an evacuation escape ramp for mid-Ashland, Mountain Avenue neighborhoods directly onto Interstate 5 via a gated, access road off Mountain Avenue. 

Ashland residents should 'Know their Zone' regarding the appropriate evacuation routes. 

What Problem Will This Improve?

​Roads leading away from Ashland in an emergency are relatively limited. While OR 99 and East Main Street will release Ashland area traffic in case of emergency, those routes would quickly become congested with fleeing residents.

This 'mid-section' of Ashland is becoming densely developed and a direct route I-5 in case of emergency would be an additional evacuation route. ​

Additional Information

Evacuation Ramp photo.jpg

Contacts & Media

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Project Contact

Public Information Officer
Gary Leaming
Email
Gary.W.Leaming@odot.oregon.gov
Phone
541-621-3074

Last Updated

5/19/2022 9:24 AM

Project Number

R3-3300_MP16