Moving Ahead, Winter Edition 2013

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ON OUR COVER A Lego snowplow signals winter’s approach, a time when ODOT maintenance crews in the Rogue Valley shift their schedules to provide 24-hour coverage. “We work hard to keep our highways open,” said ODOT District Manager Jerry Marmon. “However, we can’t do it alone. We need the public’s help. Ultimately, our success depends on people being prepared for winter driving conditions.” ODOT provides a wide range of winter driving tips online: www.oregon.gov/odot/comm/ pages/winterdriving.aspx.

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Winter driving Chains, snow signs and restrictions on the Siskiyou Pass

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Oregon 62 Expessway Project Preparation work focused on utility relocation, right of way negotiation

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Applegate River Bridge Vital connection on U.S. 199 undergoing full replacement

EDITORIAL DIRECTORS Jared Castle, (541) 957-3656 jared.b.castle@odot.state.or.us

CONTRIBUTORS Bret Jackson Publication Supervisor

Gary Leaming, (541) 774-6388 gary.w.leaming@odot.state.or.us

Steve Johnson Photography

ADVERTISING Dena DeRose, (541) 776-4439 dderose@mailtribune.com

Fern Valley Interchange Phoenix ready for Oregon’s first crossing diamond design

Brian Fitz-Gerald Illustration Jared Castle, Gary Leaming Writing Sally Ridenour, Shelley Snow Editing

This feature publication is produced separately from the Mail Tribune’s newspaper editorial department. All content is provided or approved by the Oregon Department of Transportation. ODOT is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce. Accommodations will be provided to persons with disabilities. Alternate formats available upon request.

A special thank you to Betsy Sandberg and her Grants Pass business, Rebel Bricks (541.244.1933, www.rebelbricks.com), for helping us create our cover photo. See more online at odotmovingahead.com

April 23, 2011

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