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I5 Construction Down to One Lane

I5 Construction Down to One Lane

Posted: Jul 22, 2019 6:24 PM
Updated: Jul 22, 2019 6:24 PM

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have some traffic alerts every night this week, crews will be working on the northbound lane of i-5. this is happening near the south medford exit and barnett road overpass. crews will be working from 8 p-m each night this week until 6 in the morning. the speed limit will drop to 40 miles-per-hour during this time. the 2.5-million dollar project is to repair the deck and add a new polymer deck surface. this isn't the only i-5 where southbound traffic merges onto i5, and for the next two and a half miles traffic will be merging into one lane. not just for these southbound lanes, but the northbound as well." today i drove to the border to see how the construction was i-5 drivers. traffic was moving just a little slower than usual. you can see on this dash video i took when i was on i-5 south, merging into one lane was smooth. but with no extra lanes to pass, occasionally, drivers would get stuck behind an 18-wheeler. which is what happened when i came back to ashland in the northbound lane. and most drivers i spoke with today agreed. ryan leake is on a road trip with his family from san diego. he says the construction didn't have a big impact on his drive. ryan says, "no no traffic, and that was around 10:30 in the morning so a lot of cars on the road, but nobody really had to slow. you just let people in and observe the zipper, one car after the other and don't try to block people and you're fine." the 27-million dollar project will repair and replace concrete panels and guardrails in the southbound lanes. in ashland, cassidy delamarter,
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