Drivers Going Too Fast Near Interchange

PHOENIX, Ore. – Several months after work began on the Fern Valley Interchange project, many drivers are choosing to ignore the reduced speed limit, according to Oregon State Police. The speed limit is posted at 50 miles per hour through the 2-mile stretch of Interstate 5 at Phoenix, in order to protect construction crews working … Continue reading »

Fewer Tickets in Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A handful of Josephine County commuters lined up at the court window Monday afternoon to pay  their traffic tickets, but officials said statistics show that  line is a little bit shorter than it’s been in years past. Mark Illingworth was on his way to work when he got pulled over. “I was … 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 »

Arrest in Freeway Overpass Rock Throw

RICE HILL, Ore. — Oregon State Police have made an arrest in the case from November of last year in which a man threw a rock off of an I-5 overpass and hit a passing car The suspect arrested is Mathew McKinney, age 19 of Sutherlin. On November 26, 2012 McKinney threw a rock off … Continue reading »

Weather Delays Drivers On I-5 South

NEAR MOUNT ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s been a long week for Oregon Department of Transportation crews at the Siskiyou summit and Sunday was no different. “It’s been a lot of hard work. You just don’t stop,” said ODOT worker Lori Reeves. After lifting full chain requirements earlier Sunday morning, Interstate 5 was hit hard again … Continue reading »