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Changes To Exit 33

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Changes could be coming to an often congested exit along I-5. The Oregon Department of Transportation is accepting ideas to improving congestion and safety at Exit 33 the Central Point exit.

It wouldn’t happen soon though, ODOT is calling it a long term plan looking toward the next 20 years; they’re open to new ideas. At an upcoming public meeting they’ll present a pitch to add a dual right hand turn lane on the northbound off ramp and a dual left hand turn lane on the south bound on ramp

“There would also be some possible driveway consolidation on the west side the central point side between the ramps and fremond road,” explained ODOT spokesman Gary Leaming.

The estimated cost for these changes is about $3 million. ODOT officials say they do not have this money yet.