An Oregon Department of Transportation project, beginning late this year or early 2022, will provide a big technology upgrade the Rogue Valley Expressway (RVX) area.
This approximately $2.48 million project will install three permanent variable message boards with four new traffic cameras in the RVX corridor between Medford and White City.
Highlights include the installation of a variety of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) features, such as cameras and electronic signs, which will allow traffic operations staff to more efficiently manage traffic in the corridor while conveying real time travel information to the public.
This project will benefit the public by alerting commuters to highway incidents or closures either in the RVX corridor or farther inland on Oregon 62 or Oregon 140.
Corridor cameras also alert ODOT Traffic Operations Center in Central Point of highway incidents and slowdowns.
Using this technology, drivers can receive timely communication on the road ahead and avoid long traffic delays.
Information from the cameras will also be loaded onto the Tripcheck.com platform website
Very little impact to the driving public is expected except for possible single lane closures for foundation and installation work off the shoulder.