Moving Ahead Spring 2018

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Oregon 62 Expressway

The Oregon 62 Expressway project is shifting into its next phase, following another milestone last month as westbound traffic began driving on the new directional interchange constructed across from Hubbard’s Hardware, located between Delta Waters Road and the intersection of Poplar Drive and Bullock Road. The $120 million project is designed to increase capacity and improve safety along the Oregon 62 corridor, a critical business connection for commercial freight, tourism and commuters from Medford to destinations east.

Prime contractor Knife River Materials is constructing a 4.5-mile, four-lane expressway that connects near Interstate 5 Exit 30 and diverges from the Crater Lake Highway southeast of the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport. The new expressway, which will be named the Rogue Valley Expressway (see page 6 for more details), extends north, spanning Coker Butte and Vilas roads, and connecting at a signalized intersection with Oregon 62 near Corey Road. The project is on schedule for completion by the end of 2018.

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CONTRIBUTORS Brian Fitz-Gerald Design & Illustration

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Steve Johnson Photography

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March 9, 2018

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