Category Archives: Dept. of Transportation

 Lents neighborhood sees improvements from homeless camping impacts

The Southeast neighborhood of Lents appears to have slowly recovered from the effects of what some have called the largest homeless encampment in the United States along the Springwater Corridor Trail last year. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Lents neighborhood sees improvements from homeless camping impacts

Oregon Governor To Sign Transportation Bill In Ontario

Gov. Kate Brown will travel to Ontario Aug. 28 to hold a ceremonial signing of the state’s $5.3 billion transportation bill, which provides funding for a major rail transload facility in Malheur County. Source: Oregon Governor To Sign Transportation Bill In Ontario . News | OPB

Governor to sign transportation bill in Ontario

Read Governor to sign transportation bill in Ontario from Capital Press Source: Governor to sign transportation bill in Ontario – Business – Capital Press

Post-eclipse traffic jams reported near prime viewing spots across Oregon

They came, they saw, then they clogged the roads. Thousands of motorists in Oregon played a prolonged game of “hurry up and wait” after Monday morning’s solar eclipse, with substantial traffic slowdowns reported on Interstate 5, state highways and local streets that hordes of skygazers took back home. Source: Post-eclipse traffic jams reported near prime […]
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Since You Asked: Nope, elk warning signs on Highway 238 aren’t a mistake

Q: Between Applegate and Provolt on Highway 238 near the 15 milepost, there are highway signs indicating bull elk warnings on both sides of the road…. A: No, it’s not a mistake, Joan. Oregon Department of Transportation officials tell us the elk are there, just not as prominent as they were 20-some years ago…. Source: […]
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Sections of Oregon coast highway closed due to fire

Due to continued fire activity, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with the Chetco Bar Fire Incident Management Team, have raised evacuation levels for residents in the Chetco Bar Fire area within Curry County, according to an Oregon Office of Emergency Management news release. Source: Sections of Oregon coast highway closed due to fire | […]
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Suicide call boxes have arrived

Coos Health and Wellness, ODOT and local Historical Society debate installation ideas. The suicide call boxes are one step closer to being installed. The call boxes entered discussion between Coos Health and Wellness and the North Bend Police Department early in 2016 after attempted suicides off the bridge spiked. “We had a record number of […]
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DEQ visits asphalt plant but no findings yet

Residents still complaining about noise, odors and inaction. State environmental officials this week visited an asphalt mixing plant that has produced noise and odor complaints in Corvallis and Philomath in recent days. Source: DEQ visits asphalt plant but no findings yet | Local | gazettetimes.com

Oregon DMV overhaul drives Real-ID compliance

In tandem with its work toward complying with the Real ID Act, Oregon is modernizing computer systems at the Department of Motor Vehicles. As Oregon works toward complying with the Real ID Act, the state is also modernizing its computer systems at the Department of Motor Vehicles. The 2005 Real ID Act established new security […]
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Coos County call boxes target suicides on span

It’s hoped the boxes, which connect users to 911 with the push of a button, reduce jumps. An Oregon county has ­obtained suicide call boxes after witnessing an alarming spike in the number of people attempting suicide at a popular bridge. The 30-pound stainless steel boxes are equipped with a blue light that will glow […]
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