Work to set some large beams at the south Medford interchange on Interstate 5 will close one southbound lane of the freeway this morning.

Between 9 a.m. and noon, one southbound lane will be closed to allow for truck access and the beams to be set. Road construction and utility work continue throughout the project area. Watch for equipment and trucks working near and leaving the work zone.

Coupled with sketchy weather and holiday traffic, this could tie up traffic, so consider alternative routes or skip driving all together.