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Utility relocations on Oregon 62 precede major construction in 2015 Utility relocations between Poplar and Delta Waters herald the start of major road construction on the $120 million Oregon 62 Expressway project. The Medford Water Commission and Avista Utilities have been performing day and nighttime work on the south end of the expressway project. The utility work has required lane closures along a busy section of Oregon 62. “Nighttime is a different scene,” said ODOT Senior Inspector Shawn Daw.

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“Barrels and flaggers come out once traffic wanes in the nighttime.” The utility work is expected to continue until the project bids in March 2015. Major construction is expected to begin in the spring or summer. “Utility work is still a construction zone with a definite work area where drivers and pedestrians need to pay attention,” said Daw.