Moving Ahead Fall 2018

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Oregon 62 Expressway “This past summer was our busiest period of construction on the Rogue Valley Expressway, from about Vilas Road north,” said ODOT Project Information Specialist Gary Leaming. “The work went unnoticed by most travelers. Night owls in the area saw lots of construction activity, including grading work for the new concrete roadway, which needed the cooler night temperatures.”

concrete needed to feed its paving machines. They paved more than 18 lane miles of concrete road. “The concrete surface will perform well in our southern Oregon weather,” said ODOT Area Manager Art Anderson. “We expect to get decades of maintenance-free use.”

Until the end of the year, construction work north of Vilas Road will focus on concrete paving of the center median Early next year, the entire 4.5-mile, and shoulder as well as adding four-lane Rogue Valley Expressway barrier, guard rail and will open. The new striping. Before the full road will reduce travel opening of the Rogue times and increase Valley Expressway, the safety from Medford contractor will update to White City. roadway signs on the project’s south end Prime contractor Knife and stripe the new River Materials of transition from the Central Point brought existing Oregon 62 back its portable (Crater Lake Highway) concrete plant and located across from located it off Helo — ODOT Area Manager Dazey’s Hubbard’s Drive to produce Art Anderson hardware store. the huge amount of

concrete “ The surface will

perform well in our southern oregon weather.

October 5, 2018