Category Archives: Dept. of Transportation

WSDOT’s Kris Strickler takes new job with ODOT

Washington State Department of Transportation Southwest Regional Administrator Kris Strickler is taking a new job as the administer of the Oregon Department of Transportation Highway Division — the ag Source: WSDOT’s Kris Strickler takes new job with ODOT

Is it worth driving to Stayton for a quicker DMV visit?

When Gary Tiffin needed to visit a DMV office, he had a choice. The South Salem office is closer to home in Turner, but he went to the Stayton office. Source: Is it worth driving to Stayton for a quicker DMV visit?

ODOT work wrapping up in downtown Albany

Crews with the Oregon Department of Transportation are scheduled to wrap up paving work this week on Lyon and Ellsworth streets in downtown Albany, part of U.S. Highway 20. Night work, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., started this past Sunday and will conclude Thursday. The work is among several ODOT highway construction jobs going on […]
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ODOT reminds travelers that the first rains of the season can cause slick roads

The Oregon Department of Transportation wants to remind travelers that road conditions can change drastically when a summers-worth of oil and grease come to the surface. Here are some tips from ODOT for those first really rainy days: Source: Portland Wednesday Traffic: ODOT reminds travelers that the first rains of the season can cause slick […]
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Washington tries to woo Oregon back to Interstate Bridge

Before she entered politics, Anne McEnerny-Ogle was a junior high math teacher who commuted for a quarter-of-a-century between Clark County and Lake Oswego. As Vancouver’s mayor, solving problems is an integral part of her life. So is the 100-year-old Interstate Bridge, the Interstate 5 drawbridge over the Columbia River that still stands unchanged despite calls […]
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Lawsuit: Oregon’s suspension of driver’s licenses for traffic fines ‘punishes the poor’

Suspending a driver’s license because of unpaid traffic fines unfairly targets poor people and is unconstitutional, a class-action lawsuit alleges. The Oregon Law Center is representing five plaintiffs from Portland, Baker City, Pendleton and Mission who have had their driver’s licenses suspended for years or decades because they can’t afford to pay their spiraling debt […]
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I-5 closed in northern California as wildfire rages

The Oregon Department of Transportation discouraged travelers from heading into California using southbound I-5 on Wednesday night. Source: I-5 closed in northern California as wildfire rages

Fire closes I-5 at California border

A fire that jumped across Interstate 5 south of the California-Oregon border is not contained, has grown to 5,000 acres and continues to close the freeway between Ashland and Yreka, California. The freeway remained closed at 8:48 p.m., while crews battled the Klamathon Fire, according to CalTrans, which said there was no estimate when it […]
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Oregon DMV explains why some custom license plates are rejected

From alcohol and drug references, to sexual references, and even flat-out offensive ones: FOX 12 asked for a list of all the custom plates rejected by the Oregon DMV in 2017. Source: Oregon DMV explains why some custom license plates are rejected

ODOT seeks input on Highway 97 improvements in Terrebonne

The Oregon Department of Transportation is hosting four workshops in Terrebonne next week to gather input from residents about ways to address traffic issues along the U.S. Highway 97 corridor. Last year, the Oregon Legislature approved $20 million for safer access through Terrebonne, including pedestrian crossings and intersection improvements at the Lower Bridge Way intersection. […]
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