ASHLAND, Ore. — On Monday, a major project on I-5 south of Ashland begins. The project is expected to last three years in total.
Contractor Carter and Company will be working from Exit 11 through the California border. The southbound on-ramp from Exit 11 will be closed during construction.
This first phase is to repair concrete, as well as grind rutted travel lanes.
There will be crossovers in the lanes for both northbound and southbound travel. This means that there will be one lane traffic up the Siskiyou Summit.
The first phase lasts until mid-October. The Siskiyou Summit is a snow zone, so work is limited to the spring through the fall. Phases two and three will replace Exit 6 bridge decks.
Gary Leaming with ODOT joined NewsWatch 12 at 4 to talk about the construction.