Oregon construction may cause delays

April 24, 2007 12:00 am

Triplicate staff

Drivers to Oregon may experience delays on major regional highways through Friday thanks to road construction.

The Oregon Department of Transportation plans work on the following roads:

Curry County

• U.S. Hwy. 101 at milepost 352.28 to 357.87. Minor corrective work continues. Expect some single-lane closures in Brookings.

•Hwy. 101 at milepost 358.81 to 361.54, work is substantially complete and no delays are expected.

•Hwy. 101 at milepost 350.39 to 350.80, the slow lane is to remain closed for work, but no delays are expected.

Josephine County

•U.S. Hwy. 199 at Laurel. Watch for flaggers and expect single lane of traffic during the daytime between Cave Junction north to Laurel Road as contractor continues tree removal.

•East and West Fork. Watch for flaggers and equipment leaving the work zone.

•Interstate 5 at milepost 58-82. Watch for closed shoulders and occasional lane closure southbound and northbound from milepost 80-58. Flaggers will occasionally be controlling traffic on exit and entrance ramps.

Jackson County

•I-5 at the South Medford Interchange Exit 27. Beam deliveries continue today and Thursday, as the project receives the last of large steel-reinforced concrete beams for the Highland Connector-Bear Creek bridge. Deliverieswill finish for this time April 30. Consider alternate routes during these times and watch for flaggers in this area.

•I-5 at Exit 30, North Medford Interchange. Incidental finish work, such as landscaping, is expected throughout the project area.

•I-5 at Exit 35. Speed in the project area is lowered to 55 mph. Watch for trucks entering and leaving the work area both northbound and southbound on I-5. Be alert to construction equipment movement and construction personnel in this area.