Moving Ahead - Summer 2015

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MEDFORD VIADUCT

Planning work continues this summer Negotiations with Portland firm Kittelson & Associates are underway as ODOT develops the Medford Viaduct Facility Plan, the first phase of a multi-part analysis into Medford’s most iconic and controversial bridge. Without dedicated funding or a construction design on the shelf, the facility plan starts with a figurative white board from which to develop a 20-year vision for 3,222-foot structure, which supports Interstate 5 from

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south Medford interchange at Exit 27 to the north Medford interchange at Exit 30. “We expect a scope of work for the facility plan later this summer,” said ODOT Principal Planner Lisa Cortes. “There’s a lot of work up front as we integrate the facility plan with the environmental study, the next part of the Medford viaduct analysis.”

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