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Medford plans $100 million 'Mega Corridor'

The City of Medford is planning a $100 million 'Mega Corridor' Project. This will allow the growing city to handle more traffic.

Posted: Nov 14, 2019 5:18 AM
Updated: Nov 14, 2019 7:36 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The City of Medford is planning a $100 million 'Mega Corridor' Project. The Public Works Department said this nine phase project will update roads and allow the growing city to handle more traffic during the upcoming years. 

The first phase of road updates will take place on North Phoenix/Foothill Road from Hillcrest Delta Waters, according to Medford Public Works Directory Cory Crebbin. More car lanes and bike lanes will be added to this area. Sidewalks will be updated, too. 

"It's already carrying more traffic than it can comfortably handle and there's a lot more projected for the future," said Crebbin. He added that the City of Medford recently got a $15.5 million grant from the federal government to help fund part of the 'Mega Corridor' Project. 

Jackson County is partnering with the City of Medford to update another section of Foothill Road from Delta Waters to East Vilas. 

Also part of this 'Mega Corridor' Project is the construction of a new overpass that would extend South Stage Road from Highway 99 to North Phoenix Road. This overpass will have two lanes and a center turn lane. 

Medford's Public Works Department said they don't have an exact construction start date for these road updates, but the entire 'Mega Corridor' Project is set to be completed within the next 20 years. 

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