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The Exit 30 Interchange Area Management Plan (IAMP) will evaluate how the existing interchange operates and what measures will be taken to keep it functioning well over the next 20 years. 

As this is a plan for the future, there are currently no funds for either design or construction. 

You can use this online open house to learn more about this project and provide comments on what we've discovered so far. 

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1. Si desea obtener información sobre este proyecto traducida al español, sírvase llamar al 503-731-4128.


Learn about the North Medford Interchange Area Management Plan and its purpose
A summary of the existing conditions within the study area.
What's next and how you can comment and engage in the process

About the Project

The Oregon Department of Transportation, Jackson County and the City of Medford have been working toward reducing traffic congestion and improving safety along the OR 62 corridor since the 1990’s. In 2013 a Final Environmental Impact Statement was adopted by participating agencies which determined a new alignment for a bypass adjacent to OR 62.

Part of that environmental assessment identified improvements to the north Medford (Exit 30) interchange. This current study will look at whether those proposed improvements still meet the current and future needs of the area.


The Exit 30 Interchange Area Management Plan will develop strategies that maintain the function and safety of the interchange. The Plan will:

  • Review the split diamond interchange design identified in the OR 62 FEIS.
  • Identify ways that ODOT and local agencies can improve safety and traffic flow in the study area.
  • Identify high priority improvements and a plan for implementing those improvements.

Why Now?

Increased development around the interchange has put extra demand on existing roadways in the study area. A future split diamond design was identified in 2013 that is different than the current one. This plan will look at whether that split diamond design is still appropriate and what improvements can be made to improve traffic flow and safety in the study area.

What we’ve learned so far

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Existing Conditions

The project team assessed the entire study area under the following disciplines:

  • Land Use, Population and Demographics
  • Environmental Constraints
  • Transportation Conditions
  • Traffic Operations

What are the "existing conditions"?

Land Use – Designated land uses dictate the level of development with the study area.

  • Interchange improvements in the study area are limited by the Parks, School, Single-Family Residential, Commercial and Bear Creek Greenway land use designations.
  • Vacant commercial and industrial parcels also exist and have the potential to develop over the next 20 years which will add additional demand on the transportation system.

Environmental Considerations– Environmental and natural features are acknowledged and planned for.

  • Water resources, parks, soils, wetlands, wildlife and hazourdous materials.

Transportation Conditions - An inventory of transportation facilities, services and acesses along the corridor.

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities – Many streets include dedicated bike and pedestrian facilities but they may be sub-standard.
  • Access Inventory – Driveways create additional points of entry that may result in turning movement conflicts.

Traffic Operations - Traffic operations analysis indicates how well streets and intersections operate.

  • All intersections currently operate per their respective mobility standards and targets.
  • Future growth is expected to impact traffic operations.
  • Traffic queues (number of vehicles waiting) exceed striped lane storage during peak travel periods at five study intersections.
  • Crash rates currently exeed the 90th percentile rate (compared to similar facilities throughout Oregon) at 15 segments with the study area.

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Next Steps

The team will use your input to refine our identification and understanding of the most important needs within the interchange study area. We will develop solutions for the most important areas, and recommend design treatments for the future as funds become available.

We will hold a second online open house to share specific solution ideas in 2020.

Stay Involved

Visit the project website at for more information.

Thank you for participating in the online open house. To comment or make suggestions please contact:

Virginia Elandt

ODOT Project Manager   
(541) 957-3635

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