Category Archives: Dept. of Transportation (ODOT)

Planned I-5 Freeway Widening Project In Portland Keeps Taking Hits

Rising costs and social and environmental concerns are putting a harsher spotlight on the project to widen Interstate 5 near Portland’s Rose Quarter. Three years ago, the proposed freeway widening project near Portland’s Rose Quarter was a jewel in the crown of a landmark transportation bill passed by Oregon Legislators. Source: Planned I-5 Freeway Widening […]
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‘Just not possible’: Oregon would have to issue 32 Real ID licenses per second to fulfill expected demand by Oct. 1

Real ID won’t be available in Oregon until July 6, just three months before the new rule takes effect. Officials are advising people to get a passport. Oregon officials are once again advising people to get or renew their passport instead of waiting to get a new form of ID that will be required to […]
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 Will Legislature take reins on Rose Quarter project?

Plus, tension grows over homeless services measure and replacing Fish has affected Metro Council race Source: Pamplin Media Group – Sources: Will Legislature take reins on Rose Quarter project?

Highway 230 reopens following 9-day snow-related closure

Highway 230, a 24-mile stretch of Highway 230 near Crater Lake National Park that connects the Rogue Valley to the Bend area, reopened Tuesday following a nine-day closure prompted by heavy snow and falling trees, Oregon Department of Transportation officials reported. Source: Highway 230 reopens following 9-day snow-related closure | Mail Tribune

Oregon House Speaker Says Tolls May Be Needed On All Of Portland’s Freeways

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek, expressing concerns about the skyrocketing cost of the Interstate 5 widening project in Portland, said Friday that the state needs to move more aggressively to implement tolls on the region’s entire freeway network. Source: Oregon House Speaker Says Tolls May Be Needed On All Of Portland’s Freeways . News | […]
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I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project faces questions

The chairman of the Oregon Transportation Commission recommends more discussions and possibly higher costs for the controversial project. The future of the controversial I-5 Rose Quarter improvement project is up in the air. The project proposed by the Oregon Department of Transportation is intended to reduce congestion, increase safety and improve livability along the one-mile […]
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New ODOT Office Focuses on Megaprojects, Tolling

The Oregon Dept of Transportation has put a fresh focus on clearing up traffic woes in the Portland metro area by forming a new Office of Urban Mobility and Mega Project Delivery. “The creation of this office not only signals ODOT’s commitment to addressing congestion on all fronts, but signals our new way of doing […]
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Albina Vision’s Rukaiyah Adams Calls Rose Quarter Highway Cap Costs a “Hustle”

Adams coins new #OKODOT meme for dealing with the agency’s failure to address community concerns. Rukaiyah Adams, a Stanford-educated attorney and businesswoman, has been building power as a moral voice for rebuilding the neighborhood of Albina, the center of Portland’s black community. Source: Albina Vision’s Rukaiyah Adams Calls Rose Quarter Highway Cap Costs a “Hustle” […]
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Worker killed at Beltline, Delta highways project identified

  A construction worker killed over the weekend at the Randy Papè Beltline Highway and Delta Highway project was identified Monday. Steve Smith, who was in his mid-60s, was involved in an accident around 11 a.m. Saturday. Eugene Springfield Fire logs show Smith was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, where […]
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Coos Bay to hold transportation open house this week

The City of Coos Bay will hold an open house at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Coos Bay City Council chambers, 500 Central Ave., to work on an update of the Transportation System Plan for walking, biking and driving. Source: Coos Bay to hold transportation open house this week | Government and Politics […]
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