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Traffic Impacts Related to Visiting Mt. Ashland

ODOT road work on I-5, Summer 2021

Beginning June 7, there is a very large project impacting travel times to and from Mt. Ashland. The Oregon Department of Transportation is replacing the deck of the southbound bridge associated with Exit 6 on I-5. As you can see on the diagram above, there will no access to the northbound side of Exit 6 on I-5 from now until June 4. Traffic under the bridge will be closed for 10 days, June 7-16.

This means that if you are traveling from the north (Medford/Ashland area) to Mt. Ashland, expect delays as the traffic is down to one lane for several miles. You can check the status of that delay at Trip Check. The video below shows how to check the estimated delay time.

If you are leaving Mt. Ashland and wish to return north towards Ashland and Medford, you will need to travel south to the Hilt exit and and use that exit bridge to return northbound on I-5. When you reach the bottom of the Mt. Ashland Ski Road, you will need to take a right and travel on Old Highway 99 S until it ends at the southbound entrance ramp. Proceed to Hilt on southbound I-5 and turn around there. This will add at least 15 m minutes to your return trip, depending on how much traffic is backed up in the single northbound lane through the construction zone at Exit 6.

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