December 1, 2023

Pavement repairs restrict lanes on Interstate 5

Workers rebuild a lane on I-5 south of Ashland. ODOT photo
April 3, 2022

Lane rebuilding means traffic down to single lane south of Ashland

Interstate 5 drivers can expect several miles of single lane traffic each direction south of Ashland through late May.

Contractor Carter and Company will replace the concrete southbound right lane between mileposts 8 and 9.  Both northbound and southbound traffic will be channeled into a single lane in each direction. 

Drivers should expect delays and slow traffic in the area while the contractor makes the needed repairs. The construction zone speed limit is 40 mph.

This is the last season of a $35 million repair project on the interstate between the California border and Ashland. Other project work scheduled between now and the end of July includes asphalt shoulder paving, recessed pavement markers and final, permanent striping.

Other work added to this project includes the construction of six electronic variable message and speed signs for the Siskiyou Summit corridor. They will become operational later this year.

Source: News release from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Email Executive Editor Bert Etling at

Workers measure the height on a new variable message and speed sign over the northbound lanes on I-5 south of Ashland. ODOT photo
Bert Etling

Bert Etling

Bert Etling is the executive editor of Email him at

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