Redwood Highway improvements begin Monday

ramp closure from 6th Street to U.S. 199

Beginning Monday, the 6th Street ramp onto U.S. 199 will be closed for seven days to reconstruct curb ramps

June 9, 2021

GRANTS PASS – Construction begins Monday on a $5 million project to upgrade Redwood Highway between Oregon 99 and the Applegate River. Drivers should anticipate a detour, minor delays and reduced work zone speed limits.

Contractor Knife River Materials begins improving the first of 34 curb ramps Monday in the area of the ‘South Y’ intersection. The 6th Street ramp onto southbound Redwood Highway will be closed Monday morning for seven days to allow for its reconstruction. Downtown Grants Pass traffic will be directed to use Oregon 99 to make the turn onto U.S. 199 toward California. Curb ramps will be upgraded to meet current  Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Temporary pedestrian access routes will be signed at each intersection. 

After July 4, nighttime paving will begin in three sections of Redwood Highway, skipping two areas of the highway paved in previous improvements. During the paving, drivers should expect a 45 mph construction zone speed limit through the duration of the project, Sunday through Thursday nights 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Night paving of the southern portion of the project from near Hubbard Road to the Applegate River will be under pilot cars. This will ensure a safe work zone speed for drivers and workers. Drivers should anticipate day and night single lane traffic through the work zone, depending on the direction being paved. During the night work, flaggers will direct residents at driveways and those accessing the highway from side roads. 

For more information, Gary Leaming, 541-621-3074.

Grants Pass paving map