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enhancements on the existing Oregon 62 corridor. The project will also build a four-lane access-controlled expressway that provides faster travel and improved safety within and through the region.

Bullock intersection to the north jug-handle to Biddle Road. That traffic from Biddle Road will change so that merging traffic will stop before it enters the westbound Oregon 62 lanes.

The most challenging The 4.5-mile expressway Project staging segment during the will start with three is crucial to keep first construction lanes of eastbound phase will be located traffic at Poplar and traffic moving where traffic already Bullock Roads near and business runs heavy, between Fred Meyer. Through access open. Poplar Drive and Delta traffic will turn left — ODOT Project Manager Tim Fletcher Waters Road. ODOT on a small directional plans to take advantage interchange located of a wide section of its own across from Whittle Road. right of way on the south side Traffic will then travel along a of the highway section. four-lane expressway on the east side of the Medford Airport, span over Vilas “Project staging is crucial to keep Road, and connect to the existing Crater Lake Highway near Corey Road. traffic moving and business access Traffic destined for commercial centers open,” said ODOT Project Manager Tim Fletcher. When it is on the heavilysuch as Costco, Lowe’s and Safeway traveled corridor between Poplar and will continue as is done today. Delta Waters Road, it will either be at night or behind solid barrier or both For westbound traffic, three lanes of to limit impacts to traffic. traffic will extend through the Poplar-

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