Category Archives: Dept. of Transportation (ODOT)

Another wildlife crossing planned south of Bend on U.S. 97

BEND — A groundswell of public and private support for a wildlife tunnel south of Bend has generated more than half of what is needed for a $929,000 fencing project meant for mule deer and elk along a migration route. The Bulletin reports more than $500,000 has been raised for the fencing, which will funnel […]
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Skip trip to DMV by going online

A new online services page called DMV2U brings all of the DMV’s online services into one, easy-to-navigate page Source: Skip trip to DMV by going online

As Cap And Trade Moves Forward, Oregon Lawmakers Consider Constitutional Tweak

Oregon could see more than $500 million a year from a complex proposal to combat greenhouse gas emissions. But under the state constitution, most of it would be severely constrained. Source: As Cap And Trade Moves Forward, Oregon Lawmakers Consider Constitutional Tweak

Another wildlife crossing planned for U.S. Highway 97

Crossing near Gilchrist aims to prevent car-vs-deer collisions. A groundswell of public and private support for a wildlife tunnel near Gilchrist has managed to raise over $500,000 for fencing, more than half of what is needed for a project that aims to save mule deer and elk along an important migration route. The $929,000 fencing […]
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Highway 238 closure will be for bridge rail work

Q:I saw this somewhat confusing sign on Highway 238 in Medford this weekend that said Highway 238 closed June 2. It didn’t say which stretch of the highway or whether it is all of Highway 238, which seems strange. I drove past that sign heading west toward Jacksonville, but when I returned to Medford I […]
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Repairs continue at Hooskanaden slide area: $1.12 million already spent on disaster

ODOT considers options for a permanent solution. Though two lanes are now open at the Hooskanaden slide area on U.S. Highway 101, Oregon Department of Transportation is working to restore it back to three lanes at its original location. “We are designing a project to put the road back to its state before the slide […]
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ODOT to close Highway 37 bridge in 2020 for major repairs

The Oregon Department of Transportation announced plans to close a railroad overpass bridge on Highway 37 for five weeks in 2020. The 67-year-old bridge is approximately 1.2 miles east of the junction with U.S. 730 and 30 miles northwest of Pendleton. Cracks in the concrete, worn girder bearings, gaps in bridge joints and more have […]
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Sound walls approved for potential I-205 widening project

ODOT expects the two soundwalls to cost $1.86 million in total, if state lawmakers approve project. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Sound walls approved for potential I-205 widening project

Road repairs begin, expect some delays

Road repairs by Oregon Department of Transportation will be starting around the state soon, with some already underway. Eastern Oregon has more than 20 key highway projects that are on tap this year for ODOT. Source: Road repairs begin, expect some delays | Local News Stories |

The McCullough Bridge is getting a new coat of paint

The state paints the bridge once every 20 years; the project will last through 2021. A chain link fence is going up above the roadway on the McCullough Bridge and it has many people asking why. “This project is painting the steel truss section of the bridge, which started a month ago and will continue […]
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