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I-5 reduced to single lanes during repairs

I-5 will be reduced to single lanes in each direction south of Ashland for a pavement repair project. ODOT photo

Interstate 5 will be reduced to a single lane of traffic in both directions south of Ashland starting Friday.

Drivers should expect several miles of single lanes during a pavement repair project expected to last through late May, the Oregon Department of Transportation said.

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. The construction zone speed limit will be 40 mph, ODOT said.

Drivers should expect delays and slow traffic in the area while the contractor makes the needed repairs, ODOT advised.

This is the last season of a multiyear $35 million repair project on I-5 between Ashland and the California border, ODOT said.

Other project work scheduled between now and the end of July includes asphalt shoulder paving, recessed pavement markers and final, permanent striping. The project also includes the construction of six electronic variable message and speed signs for the Siskiyou Summit corridor. They will become operational later this year, ODOT said.