MEDFORD, Ore. — A major construction project in north Medford could improve traffic around Highway 62, but for now it means delays and detours for people living in that area.
For years, Springbrook Road has had to make a jump across Delta Waters Road, that’s because Springbrook on either side of Delta Waters has never lined up. This construction project will change that, and the public works director said it will keep traffic moving.
The plan is to divert Springbrook road so that it connects across Delta Waters. Crews are moving the road, and the plan is to put a traffic signal at that intersection. While that work is going on, it means a big detour for people who drive along Springbrook. The road is blocked between cedar links drive and delta waters.
Public Works Director Cory Crebbin said this project also ties in with work that was done to expand Coker Butte and Owen Drive, to give drivers easier routes through the area and relieve traffic on Crater Lake Highway.
People NewsWatch12 spoke to along Springbrook said they were happy about the project. They told us drivers trying to turn left on to delta waters would sometimes make traffic backups.