Work is nearly complete on a $700,000 project to improve the northbound I-5 off-ramp at Central Point, Exit 33.
Contractor Knife River Materials is building an additional right turn lane for the ramp which will improve access to east Central Point, the nearby Costco and other interstate businesses.
”The growth trend for this interchange is on the way up and has been for years,” said ODOT Area Manager Jerry Marmon. “Costco, interchange businesses, the airport and trucking terminals all help drive the growth at Exit 33.”
The new Costco and the city of Central Point pitched in $500,000 of the project cost.
For safety, nearly all the work was done behind hard barrier to keep traffic separated from construction.
Driveways to nearby businesses are being kept open during the work that is occurring night and day. No right of way was needed for the project, which is expected to wrap up in time for July’s Jackson County Fair.