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Ashland plaza sidewalk construction begins

ASHLAND, Ore.– A two-month long project to install a new sidewalk in downtown Ashland is underway. Lanes through town were brought down to one lane and several parking spaces in the plaza loop were closed off. It’s expected this area will be …

Maintenance paving in Ashland; expect delays

MEDFORD, Ore. —  The Oregon Department of Transportation is planning work in Ashland Friday morning. ODOT will be paving multiple locations on Highway 99/North Main Street from Helman Street north to city limits. Expect single lane traffic and delays from 8:30 a.m. -3:30 …

Oregon construction employment at record highs

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon’s construction industry reached a record high number of jobs in recent months. Oregon’s construction industry employed nearly 110,000 workers according to the Oregon Employment Department.  That is up from 70,000 after the recession in 2008. “We have shortages …

Traffic light system rebooted after car crash

WHITE CITY, Ore. — After a car crash took out an electrical control box on the intersection of highway 140 and 62, Oregon Department of Transportation worked all day to get the traffic light system up and running again. Nearly 30,000 vehicles …