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So Far, Ashland "Road Diet" Is Working

By Jim McCoy Thu 22nd August NewsCity of Ashlandroad dietRoads
The city of Ashland says North Main Street has seen fewer crashes since the road was restriped last fall to add bike lanes and reduce car lanes. The Ashland Daily Tidings reports the City Council will decide in November whether to keep the new configuration - known as the "road diet" - or repaint it back to its original design. The road diet stretches from Ashland's northern outsRead More »

Icy Roads Wreak Havoc On Friday Commute

By Jim McCoy Fri 11th January NewsRoads
The Oregon Department of Transportation says overnight ice caused numerous crashes in the mid-Willamette Valley Friday morning. The department urged motorists to wait until later in the morning to get on the roads and said that if motorists do leave early, they should slow down and increase the distance they keep from vehicles ahead. The agency's website reported winter weather advisories Read More »

Storms Damage Southern Oregon Forest Roads

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th December NewsforestsRoadsstorms
Crews in southwest Oregon are clearing forest roads hit by a spate of storms.The Medford Mail Tribune reports small slides, downed trees and plugged culverts have closed a few roads.Read More »

Road Work Scheduled Wednesday for Northeast Medford

By Jim McCoy Tue 1st May NewsRoads

Between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Knife River Materials will be working on a stretch of East Mc Andrews Road between Oleander Street and Spingbrook Road. Flaggers will direct traffic. Delays should be expected. Motorists may want to consider an alternate route. Weather conditions or equipment problems may slow the project down.

Old Siskiyou Highway Section To Be Repaired

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th April NewsRoads

A landslide on the Old Siskiyou Highway is causing the roadway to be closed Tuesday. The slide is near milepost six with detours adding about five minutes to the commute for those using Oregon Highway 273.  Heavy spring rainfall is blamed for the slide while construction teams wait until the area is dry enough for repairs.

 

​Steve Johnson

Pear Blossom Related Road Closures

Pear Blossom festivities will affect traffic in the downtown Medford area over the course of Friday and Saturday. Through 7 p.m. tonight, Main Street will be closed from Riverside to Central Avenue, Bartlett Street will be closed from Middleford Alley to 8th Street, and the public parking lot between Riverside Avenue and Bartlett, north of 8th.Read More »

New Funding For Increased Highway 140 Patrols

Grant funds from ODOT will once again strengthen patrols in the Lake Of The Woods safety corridor along Highway 140 between mileposts 29 and 47.  Safety corridors are segments of the highway system that are deemed to have inordinately high fatal crash rates.Read More »

Highway Re-opened After Homemade Bomb Disabled

Oregon State Police say a stretch of state highway near Florence has reopened after technicians disabled a homemade pipe bomb on a bridge.Read More »

Section of Highway 101 Remains Closed

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that Highway 101 11 miles south of Port Orford is still blocked by a lanslide. About 400 yards of debris make up the slide. They say the slide remains active due to saturated soils. Because of safety concerns, clean up won't begin until it becomes more stable.Read More »

Studded Tire Season Extended

Highway officials say it's looking wintery in Oregon's snow zones, so drivers with studded tires can keep using them during the first days of April. The annual deadline for removing studded tires had been the end of the day Saturday.
     That's been extended through Monday, April 9. Studded tires haveRead More »

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