Way will be the first new road to open. This “ Grove milestone also signals a major traffic shift. ” — ODOT Public Service Representative Dennis Steers
Oregon State Police patrols the work zone. Traffic fines double in work zones, even though there are no workers present.
stopped for Greenway users and users who haven’t bothered stopping at the crossing.” Staying close to construction
Bear Creek Bridge and Greenway The Bear Creek Greenway crossing was temporarily replaced at grade with Fern Valley Road because of the bridge construction. Rectangular, rapid-flashing beacons are used so Fern Valley Road drivers can see that a greenway user wants to cross the road. Greenway bicyclists and pedestrians are strongly encouraged to push the buttons to alert motorists, who should treat the flashing beacons as they would a standard crosswalk. “For everyone’s safety, people really need pay attention in the work zone,” said Jackson County Special Projects Manager Jenna Stanke. “We’ve had instances where drivers haven’t September 5, 2014
ODOT opened a temporary construction office within ‘The Shoppes at exit 24’ shopping mall to serve as a base of operations for the project inspectors. The public is welcome to stop by the office for more information. “We’re trying to keep everyone informed, especially at key milestones when roadway changes will affect travel,” said Leaming. ODOT includes the changes in its weekly construction report. More specific changes, including explanatory videos, are highlighted in a separate Fern Valley Construction update. Sign up for these updates at: https://public.govdelivery.com/ accounts/ORDOT/subscriber/new?. odotmovingahead.com
Moving Ahead - Fall Edition 2014