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1:53 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

I-5 Travelers Brace For Delays; ODOT Postpones

No delays and no rain on Monday afternoon (4/21).
Credit ODOT/Tripcheck.com

Travelers using Interstate Five between Ashland and Medford will face lengthy delays in the near future, but the planned Monday start of construction work has been delayed. 

The threat of rain forced contractors working for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to postpone the work.

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Jefferson Exchange | September 25, 2013
11:41 am
Tue September 24, 2013

On The Road: Rethinking Rest Areas

Credit Ken Lund

"Rest Area 6 Miles Ahead" is a welcome sign to many a traveler in need of a visit to the facilities. 

And after a quick turnaround, you're on the road again.  But can rest areas do more and be more to travelers?   The semi-independent state agency Oregon Travel Experience is betting on a "Yes".  OTE spent the summer assessing the offerings at the state's traveler rest areas and the other amenities it manages, with an eye toward future improvements.  

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