I-5 Mt. Ashland exit to close for roadwork

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Jul. 28—ASHLAND — The Interstate 5 southbound off-ramp at the Mount Ashland Exit 6 will close for 12 hours beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, for paving, according to a news advisory from the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Traffic bound for the exit will need to use alternate routes such as Oregon 273. The ramp will remain open for emergency service traffic.

The Exit 6 southbound on-ramp will close again Aug. 4-17 for corrective work on the Exit 6 bridge deck over Old Siskiyou Highway. Southbound I-5 traffic should use Oregon 273 to Exit 1 to access I-5. Mainline southbound I-5 traffic over the bridge will be narrowed to a single lane to complete the work.

The paving and corrective work are some of the last items needed to complete the multi-year $32 million project that improves 11 miles of I-5 from the California border to Ashland.

Work still to come before the project is complete this fall includes shoulder paving, new guardrail, wiring six new electronic message signs, final striping and installing recessed pavement markers, ODOT reported.