Category Archives: Dept. of Transportation (ODOT)

Oregon DMV: Electric cars face higher registration fees

New Oregon vehicle registration, title and trip permit fees — including higher registration fees for electric vehicles than gas-powered ones — will take effect Jan. 1 as part of “Keep Oregon Moving,” the biggest transportation investment in state history, Oregon DMV officials said Tuesday. Source: Oregon DMV: Electric cars face higher registration fees – KTVZ

Public meeting announced for I-5 Aurora-Donald interchange design

The public will have a chance to see the design officials say will better serve travelers during a public meeting. Source: Public meeting announced for I-5 Aurora-Donald interchange design

Public meeting scheduled for Terrebonne highway project

The Oregon Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Terrebonne Community School gym to address concerns and update the public on the next steps of a proposed highway safety project that was stalled by the Deschutes County Commission. Source: Public meeting scheduled for Terrebonne highway project;

What’s going on with the I-5 viaduct?

Q: I remember reading something about work on the Interstate 5 viaduct through Medford. I seem to recall that workers were out there over the summer, mostly at night. Is the job finished? A: Good memory, Dan. The Oregon Department of Transportation has been involved in the $2.5 million repair and preservation of the 70-year-old […]
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Crash data helps inform road improvements

When someone dies or is seriously injured in a crash, people naturally wonder what more could have been done to prevent it. “That stretch of road is so dangerous,” people comment on Facebook. “Why haven’t they put a stop sign there?” they ask their friends. They share a common goal with government agencies: to reduce […]
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Oregon’s infamous whale explosion occurred on this day 49 years ago

It was the whale explosion seen ‘round the world. Today, November 12, 2019, marks the 49th anniversary of KATU’s infamous whale explosion. When a 45-foot, 8-ton whale washed ashore on a beach near Florence in November 1970, the Department of Transportation had a stinky situation on its hands. They had to figure out what to […]
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Eastbound lanes open again in Ladd Canyon as first phase of construction winds down

The Oregon Department of Transportation has good news for motorists traveling through Ladd Canyon on Interstate 84. Both I-84 eastbound lanes at the west entrance into Ladd Canyon are now open almost continuously from milepost 271 to 273 for the first time since last spring, ODOT has announced. Source: Eastbound lanes open again in Ladd […]
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Driver killed in collision with ODOT vehicle on Highway 97

Redmond woman killed in crash on Highway 97. A 76-year-old Redmond woman was killed in a collision with an Oregon Department of Transportation vehicle Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 97 at 61st Street, Oregon State Police said. Source: Driver killed in collision with ODOT vehicle on Highway 97; Redmond woman killed in crash on Highway […]
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Land owner in fight for trees in the way of Silverton Road bridge replacement

Marion County is planning to close Silverton Road for six months in 2020 to replace the bridge over the Little Pudding River. Source: Land owner in fight for trees in the way of Silverton Road bridge replacement

Microsoft Hosting a Conference in Seattle Next Month on a Possible High-Speed Rail in the Pacific Northwest 

It’s unclear still what the funding mechanism would be for the project. Transportation leaders from Portland, Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle plan to meet next week at Microsoft’s headquarters in Seattle about a possible high-speed rail train connecting the three cities. The idea for the high-speed train was re-invigorated in February 2018, with the formation of an […]
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