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Moving Ahead - June 2013

June 21 2013

  • Sexton climbing lane construction a blast on Interstate 5

    This summer, Interstate 5 highway construction is a blast. Literally. A $28 million project repaves 17 miles of I-5 from Hugo north to Glendale, improves the curves in the southbound lanes south of Smith Hill, and builds a northbound climbing lane over Sexton Summit. Climbing lane construction requires several nights of blasting through mid-July. Rock blasting, especially next to I-5, requires good planning and timing. “The contractor prefers to blast in the evening when there is still daylight,” said ODOT ...
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