Small Blasts Expected near Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ore. — Today and tomorrow from noon to 3 you may notice small test blasts near the new North Phoenix Road alignment project. The Oregon Department of Transportation says “the blasts will determine the extent of later production blasting to fracture rock for the new roadway alignment, located northeast of the Home Depot.” “The … Continue reading »

Metro Planning Organization Proposed

MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County Commissioners are facing a deadline next March to form a new planning organization, if the county wants to continue receiving federal highway dollars; that was the message Tuesday morning from ODOT Planning and Program Manager Michael Baker. Baker says newly released census data shows that the area between Grants Pass … Continue reading »

Highway 62 Project Open To Comment

MEDFORD, Ore. — A public comment period is underway for those who want their opinions heard with the new Highway 62 corridor proposal. There are several routes proposed and the Oregon Department of Transportation told NewsWatch12 the changes will increase safety while decreasing congestion. The public can mail or e-mail their comments to O-DOT or … Continue reading »

Public Comment Open For Corridor Project

MEDFORD, Ore. — A multi-million dollar project is hoping to relieve congestion and increase safety along Highway 62. The project is proposing a couple of changes from exit 30 to east Dutton Road. The Oregon Department of Transportation has been working on the design phase since 2004 and now they need your input. A 45 … Continue reading »

O-DOT Federal Funding For Road Projects

The Department of Transportation is getting help funding upcoming road projects. The federal government is giving Oregon more than $28 million. The money will go to help complete road work and bus-related projects. Four covered bridges in Lane County and one in Jackson County will get money to replace roofs and structural components. $2 million … Continue reading »