Summer Paving Resumes on Oregon 62, 140
Prime contractor Knife River Corporation will return to Crater Lake Highway this summer for the final year of a paving project from Medford to north of Shady Cove.
This $6.9 million paving project is funded with federal stimulus dollars. The federal program requires the work be finished this year. The project entails grinding out and repaving a total of 16 miles of old pavement.
The areas that have yet to be completed include near Poplar Drive to east of Delta Waters; Highway 234 to south of the Shady Cove city limits; and, north of the Shady Cove city limits to just north of the Tiller-Trail Highway junction. Some corrective work on Highway 140 is also part of the project.
ODOT will issue weekly construction updates as the work progresses this summer. Road condition updates are available at www.Tripcheck.com or by calling 511.
Safety Saturday Event for Families Set for June 19
Free child car seat checkups are available at the Safety Saturday event held at the Rogue Valley Mall (on the corner of McAndrews Rd. and Riverside Ave.) on June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Participants include the Jackson County Child Safety Seat Coalition, Avista, Rogue Shred, Pacific Power, Medford Fire-Rescue, American Red Cross, the Medford Police Department and State Farm Insurance.
Other safety events and activities available during the event include: fire prevention; disaster preparedness; identity theft prevention kits; avoiding financial scams; electricity and natural gas safety; and personal document shredding. Refreshments and balloons will be provided as well.