Hwy. 62 bypass planning will look at safety
July 10, 2011
Busy Highway 62 isn't normally thought of as a good place for pedestrians and bicyclists. But plenty of people ride buses or bikes on the hectic thoroughfare every day, often making mad dashes across four lanes of bustling asphalt to safety.
On Friday, a 17-year-old Medford boy who apparently was trying to dash across near Delta Waters Road was critically injury when he was struck by a pickup. Nathan Cadwallader remained in critical condition Saturday at Providence Medford Medical Center.
As planners map out a proposed $125 million Highway 62 bypass, planners are seeking opinions on where to put bus stops, crosswalks, pedestrian-bike paths and maybe even a park-and-ride, said Paige Townsend, senior planner for Rogue Valley Transportation District.
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