All I-5 Lanes Reopened at Fern Valley

PHOENIX, Ore. — After several weeks, all four lanes of Interstate 5 are reopened near the Fern Valley interchange. The Oregon Department of Transportation has been working at the site to remodel the interchange, and I-5 had been at two lanes for most of the last month. All lanes reopened at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, … Continue reading »

Drivers Hoping to Avoid Interchange Work

PHOENIX, Ore. — Some drivers in Phoenix said they are trying to avoid all of the road work that began today on the exit 24 interchange. The Oregon Department of Transportation has been warning drivers about delays on Interstate 5 during the construction. It’s a part of the ongoing Fern Valley Interchange project at exit … Continue reading »

Interstate 5 Work Postponed Due to Rain

PHOENIX, Ore. — The rainy weather forecast for this week has postponed work on Interstate 5 until further notice north of Phoenix which would have channeled traffic into a single lane. In a press release from the Oregon Department of Transportation, Project Manager Tim Fletcher said, “You cannot stripe when the weather is wet, it’s … Continue reading »

Gas Leak Forces Road Closure

PHOENIX, Ore. – Emergency crews responded to Fern Valley Road Wednesday after construction crews working on the new Fern Valley Interchange in Phoenix accidentally hit a large gas line around noon. Crews from Fire District 5 said the break caused a large amount of gas to escape, and they quickly worked with Avista Utilities workers … Continue reading »