ODOT putting down new crosswalks on Ashland St

ASHLAND, OR — The Oregon Department of Transportation is working to add pedestrian crossings on Ashland Street.

One of the crossings will be on Washington Street while the other is on YMCA Way on the south side of town.

The project will also put down island medians on the roadway, in case someone can’t fully cross the street in time.

ODOT said the changes will provide additional safety to bikers and other pedestrians.

“The city of Ashland and ODOT care about their safety and want to make sure they make it across the street safely,” said Mary Dillinger of ODOT. “They’ll have somewhere in the middle of the road to stand that has the platform, so they don’t have to fear that a vehicle coming might accidentally hit them.”

The project is scheduled to be complete by November 30.

ODOT also plans to install more crosswalks and ramps throughout the city of Ashland.

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