Merlin Exit 61 Improvements Discussed

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – For years, Josephine County officials and state highway engineers have been wrangling over a way to make the Merlin interchange at Exit 61 safer and more efficient. Now, it appears ODOT designers are ready to move ahead with a project. State highway officials laid out before Josephine County Commissioners their plans … Continue reading »

National Organization Recognizes OSP

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – A national organization is recognizing Oregon State Police for a change in its traffic citation process. At the Oregon State Police Central Point Office, all of the troopers are equipped with a new technology system in their vehicles called an e-ticket program, which has caught the attention of the National Association … Continue reading »

Evans Creek Bridge Being Reinforced

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – After enduring more than fifty years of pounding, freeway traffic a key bridge on Interstate 5 at Rogue River is getting some reinforcement. While traffic roars by overhead, crews are working underneath the bridge over Evans Creek, grinding girders smooth and rounding square edges, and sealing small cracks with epoxy. Then … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash On Northbound I-5

NEAR ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A man is dead after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate Five. State troopers say excessive speed is to blame. The crash happened around 2 p.m. near the Rogue River exit. OSP said the driver was speeding in a pick-up truck when he hit another car and skidded across the freeway. … 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 »

Oregon Governor Announces Solar Milestone

August 7, 2008 Governor Kulongoski Thursday announced Oregon is installing the nation’s first solar demonstration project in a highway right of way, moving the state a step further in its role as a leader in renewable power development. The project is the result of collaboration with Portland General Electric (PGE), US Bank and the Oregon … Continue reading »

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