Bill will fund ‘seismic triage’ in Rogue Valley

A $5.3 billion transportation bill passed by the Oregon Legislature on Thursday includes a variety of projects for Medford and Jackson County, including highway and bridge improvements, public transit and safety measures.

Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Gary Leaming said the department is “ready to go to work,” awaiting Gov. Kate Brown to sign House Bill 2017.

The package of taxes and fees will fund a $35 million Southern Oregon Seismic Triage project that aims to improve the highway system’s seismic resilience in the Rogue Valley.

Source: Bill will fund ‘seismic triage’ in Rogue Valley