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 »

Last Day for Studded Tires

MEDFORD, Ore. — As a reminder, today marks the end of studded tire season. Drivers need to get their studded tires removed or they could face a fine of $190 dollars. The Oregon Department of Transportation said studded tires cause at least tens of millions of dollars in damage to roads every year. Again, March … Continue reading »

ODOT Project Hits Speed Bump

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Eric Gregory lives in White City and said sometimes, the traffic going into Medford can be brutal. “Bumper to bumper probably from Fred Meyer clear back to the Wal-Mart there, some days,” said Gregory. Eliminating that traffic is the goal of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s expressway project, but that project … Continue reading »

ODOT Crews Ready for Winter Weather

MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — Only a couple of inches of snow is expected to fall near the Siskiyou Summit early Saturday morning, but some plows are already mounted to some of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s big rigs. They’ll be in the second year of a program that will let them use salt to clear … Continue reading »

Project Update on Mt. Sexton

MT. SEXTON, Ore. — With winter weather just around the corner, contractors on Interstate 5 north of Grants Pass are rushing to get as much work done as possible now. One problem as cropped up that they may not have expected: a slide has developed near the summit where the hillside was blasted away to … Continue reading »

Wildfires at California-Oregon Border

NEAR HORNBROOK, Calif. — Oregon Department of Transportation now says all lanes are now open 5 miles south of the Oregon border. Motorists should exercise caution as CalFire crews continue to fight a wildfire. This is near the agriculture check point. Oregon Department of Transportation reported earlier this afternoon that Interstate 5 was closed to … Continue reading »

Rollover on I-5 Northbound Near Talent

  TALENT, Ore. — A rollover has occurred on I-5 near exit 21, blocking both traffic lanes. ODOT is reporting estimated delays between 20 minutes and two hours. We have a reporter on the scene and will bring you the details as they become available.

Businesses Make Way for Expressway

MEDFORD, Ore. — While cars cruised down Crater Lake Highway Wednesday afternoon, owner of Fast Bozy and Girlz Toyz, Scott White, was hard at work moving out of his store and temporarily into a trailer. “Location is important. This was a great location for me, probably the best in the valley, so, I’m trying to … Continue reading »

Five Car Pileup Near Crater Lake Highway

MEDFORD, Ore. — A five-car pileup sends several people to the hospital and stops traffic at a busy intersection on Friday afternoon. Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Department of Transportation eventually cleaned up the crash that happened around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 62 and Vilas Road. The driver at the front … Continue reading »

Changes Coming To Signal On U.S. 199

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Owner of Fairgorunds Towing and Shell, Randy Harris knows access to customers is one of the key factors in running a business. “If you have a bad location, if you’re hard to get to, if you’re hard to get out of, it impacts your business,” said Harris. A new project by … Continue reading »

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