The Crater Lake Highway Transportation and Land Use Study
Travelers on Crater Lake Highway (Hwy 62) face unacceptable congestion, safety hazards and difficult access to local businesses. Recent transportation studies have identified the construction of a new regional expressway as a preferred strategy for addressing these issues.
The Rogue Valley Council of Governments (RVCOG) has received a grant to evaluate transportation and land use along Crater Lake Highway, as they relate to a potential new expressway for “through traffic,” running parallel to and west of the existing Crater Lake Highway. This is the first time in the Rogue Valley that a single study has linked transportation planning with land-use planning. RVCOG is undertaking this study in cooperation with Jackson County, the City of Medford, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD). Business and property owners and citizens will play key roles.
RVMPO Freight Transportation Study
The Rogue Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (RVMPO) is currently undertaking a Freight Transportation Study. This study will develop long-range strategies and solutions for local and regional freight.
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Highway 62 Refinement Plan
In January 2002, RVMPO will undertake a refinement plan. This plan proposes to develop an integrated land use and transportation plan for an area of northeast Medford centered on the existing Hwy 62 alignment.
South Medford Interchange Project
North Medford Interchange Project
The Metropolitan Planning Organization, on April 25, 2002, formally adopted the finalized: