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Update on Mega Corridor / Foothill Road Project

by Jeff Roberts on Feb, 22 2023

Rider and drivers using this route regularly have already come across the impacts from the utility work during the past year, but now the contractor is officially starting construction.

Knife River Materials will begin tree and brush clearing along Foothill Road between Hillcrest and Delta Waters Roads starting Friday, February 17. This marks the first phase of a modernization and safety project that upgrades the narrow roadway in east Medford.

Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes, budget extra time and seek alternate routes.

“We want users of Foothill Road to begin thinking about taking other routes,” said Medford Public Works Director John Vial. “This project is going to cause delays and require detours, so start planning now to avoid being l late and frustrated.

Initial construction will focus on the McAndrews Road interchange area of Foothill Road. During this construction, Foothill Road will remain open, but traffic may still be delayed.

Read more on the Press Release.

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